As humans we all strive. We strive for peace. We strive for prosperity. We strive to be better. We strive to love better.
We strive for perfection.
This striving is eternal, and no matter what we do, nothing can satisfy it except for faith. Faith that Christ has saved us. Faith that God sent him to do so. And Faith that we are totally righteous in his sight if we accept his gift of righteousness through salvation.
This faith however does not come easily.
No matter what, we have a longing for perfection, that without Christ, will never be fulfilled. Often we care more about outword appearances that those inside, and because of this, our inside begins to rot.
We are like fruit, never to be read by our outward appearances, because too often the fruit which looks lovely on the outside, is deadly poisonous on the inside.
(I have also posted this on A Hand in Hand and Pebbles + Peaches
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