In today’s Devotional we learn that we cannot get to God on our own merit.
Bible Study Verse
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (KJV)
As bow hunters know, adjusting the sights on a bow sort of goes against logic. If the point of impact is too far to the right, the pin on the sight must be moved to the right as well. And if the point of impact is too far left of the bull’s eye, the pin must be moved to the left. It seems wrong, but it’s not.
When the sights are adjusted perfectly, a hunter can simply hold the pin on the exact place he wishes to hit; and, if everything else is right, the arrow should hit that exact spot. What you don’t want to do is have to aim left or right of the bull’s eye in order for the arrow to hit it. That means that you would actually be moving the target to adjust for your poor sight adjustment.
The verse describes our inability to get to God on our own merit.. Our sin has caused our “sights” to be off. We need someone who can get us to the target–God. Jesus became that someone. He went to the cross without sin; and when He died on the Cross, He took our sin with Him. Now, we can get to God through Him. All we have to do is admit that we have missed the mark, and that we need Him to adjust our sights.
Have you lost sight of the target? Let Jesus come and adjust your sights. Then we will clearly see and hit our target.
Sportsmen’s Tip of the Day
When bow hunting, make sure you practice for many hours prior to hunting season. When we draw back and lock on our target, we want to be assured that we are prepared to make a clean kill shot. We owe this to ourselves, other sportsmen, and the game we hunt.