Stupid, Slutty, Buttholes. How Do YOU Rate?

Why does it seem so difficult to love? You’d think the desire to love people, and to be good would be one’s first inclination. I assure you it is not.

When I hear some people talk, I’m inclined to think they’re stupid before I’ve given them a chance. Surely it’s not that they had a rough upbringing, and they’re just a little rough around the edges? When I see someone dressed inappropriately, I’m inclined to pass judgement before ever having spoken to them. Surely it couldn’t be that she’d been abused as a child and was seeking attention the only way she understood? When someone is rude to me, I’m inclined to think they’re a butthole. I mean, who’d be rude to ME? Surely they’d have to be a rump! It couldn’t possibly be that they’d had a fight with a family member earlier, or their dog had died? Nope. Surely not! Surely most people are just naturally stupid, slutty, buttholes?!

Is it true? Are people naturally bad? We’re ALL born into sin. We ALL have a sin nature. Is it even possible for us to be good? Is it possible to love those we see as worse than ourselves? The answer to these questions is YES!

Yes we are naturally “bad”. Yes it is possible to be good, and yes it IS possible to love others! We just can’t do it alone. Without Christ, we’re all stupid, slutty, buttholes; or at least a reasonable facsimile. With Christ, however, we can be good! We’re made in His image, and He created us to be good. It all boils down to one word…surrender.

7 So give yourselves completely to God. Stand against the devil, and the devil will run from you. James 4

When we allow God to be in control of every aspect of our lives, then, and only then are we capable of being, and doing good. Apart from Him, we’re nothing, but we can do ALL things through Christ! Let’s not live the way we’re inclined to live! Let’s live our lives dependent on Jesus. When we do, we’re able to see the good in others and help them become who Jesus has, and is, calling them to be.

5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Psalm 51

Damaged Goods
When the world looks at people they see damaged goods.
All their scars and confusion, they’re misunderstood.
Selling themselves for a discount price.
A small token for a life. Damaged goods.

But what the world may see as ugly
The eyes of Love sees opportunity.
Not damaged goods.

You may have walked through the fire and bear the burns.
You may have stumbled through the darkness hard lessons learned.
When you sank down into the deep
You could see but you couldn’t reach
You’re damaged goods.

But what the world may see as ugly
The eyes of Love sees opportunity
Not damaged goods

Because the Savior gave His life to set you free!
Your sins are washed pure and white as snow by the blood He shed so freely!
Because the Savior gave His life to set us free!
Our sins are washed pure and white as snow by the blood He shed so freely!

So if the world looks at you and they see damaged goods
There’s been things happen in your life you never understood
Just walk around with your head held high!
The Savior bought you and He paid full price for damaged goods!
The Savior willingly gave His life
Not a small token for a life
For damaged goods
The Savior willingly took your strife
Yes, He redeemed you and He paid full price for damaged goods

6-8 Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him. Romans 5

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