It’s all over the news.

Lance Armstrong admitted to doping, in his recent interview with Oprah.

Here’s an excerpt of the interview

“At the time it did not feel wrong?” Winfrey asked.
“No,” Armstrong replied. “Scary.”

“Did you feel bad about it?” she pressed him.
“No,” he said. “Even scarier.”

“Did you feel in any way that you were cheating?”
“No,” Armstrong paused. “Scariest.”

“It’s a major flaw, and it’s a guy who expected to get whatever he wanted and to control every outcome. And it’s inexcusable. And when I say there are people who will hear this and never forgive me, I understand that. I do.”

It’s going to be so easy to point a finger and look down on Armstrong.

But guess what … we all have done it.

Probably not the doping. But the deception, yes.

It’s unfortunate that his was public.

Admit it. Your heart, my heart, our hearts are wicked!

Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?”

Our hearts are desperately sick… rotten to the core!

That is exactly why we needed to be rescued, to be delivered…

Jesus came not for the healthy but the sick.

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17)

That’s the gospel. It truly is good news.  We cannot rescue ourselves. We are drowning in the mud we ourselves created. But thank God for His mercy.

“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.” (Titus 3:5)

And the great news is that our God is a turn around specialist. Whatever the enemy meant for evil, God can turn for good as we participate and take part in His will.

 

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