Just how special are you?

That's truth to behold and enjoy.
Guess I'm a lover of the simple things, and that's ok in Abba. Matt 11:29-30
 
I’m reminded of a Radiohead song that, unfortunately, contains a naughty word.
I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo. I'm filthy rags. I don't deserve you.

I think what the OP means is that as a whole we are special but individually perhaps we are all creeps.

Oh, and i didn't discover Radiohead until like 2015, lol. Much better than Coldplay.
 

Madman

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I am so special, so loved, the creator of the universe gave his life that I might be redeemed.

“that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
2 Corinthians5:19
 

Madman

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I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo. I'm filthy rags. I don't deserve you.

I think what the OP means is that as a whole we are special but individually perhaps we are all creeps.

Oh, and i didn't discover Radiohead until like 2015, lol. Much better than Coldplay.
Art, I don’t think you believe that.

Mankind is the crown jewel of creation, created in God’s image, created for Him, by Him.

My thoughts, my actions, may sometimes be creepy and filthy, but we are redeemed, we have the ability to clean that up and move on, until one day the bride will be presented to the groom spotless.
 

Israel

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It's a curious place to abide as neither lungs nor gills will suffice.
 

gemcgrew

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Augustus Toplady wrote in his diary on December 31, 1767

"Upon a review of the past year, I desire to confess, that my unfruitfulness has been exceedingly great; my sins still greater; and God's mercies greater than both."
 
We, born after Adam into a sinful and fallen state, are unworthy pf God's love. But if we are in Christ, accepting His sacrifice on our behalf, then He has made us worthy.
 
Art, I don’t think you believe that.

Mankind is the crown jewel of creation, created in God’s image, created for Him, by Him.

My thoughts, my actions, may sometimes be creepy and filthy, but we are redeemed, we have the ability to clean that up and move on, until one day the bride will be presented to the groom spotless.
Yeah after thinking about the context of "filthy rags," I do feel worthy. With the power of the Holy Spirit, we can do better and with Jesus we are now washed regarding "and such were some of you" as Paul explained but are now sanctified.
 
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We, born after Adam into a sinful and fallen state, are unworthy pf God's love. But if we are in Christ, accepting His sacrifice on our behalf, then He has made us worthy.
“Unworthy” is a dangerous word unless context is clearly define. We are born worthy, and indeed given God’s eternal love. In Christ we are deemed worthy of His forgiveness.
 

Israel

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God deserves to have what is His.

The Lord is worthy to have what he deserves.
 
And matchless grace comes along from the hand of Father to emphasize these very things. How cool is that?
 

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Israel

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Yeah after thinking about the context of "filthy rags," I do feel worthy. With the power of the Holy Spirit, we can do better and with Jesus we are now washed regarding "and such were some of you" as Paul explained but are now sanctified.
Funny how thinking "about" (especially in regards to context) is such a help. And in particular that context you mention, of filthy rags.

That description is applied specifically and only in regards to works, and not in that case to the man...nor especially the man who might be made to receive such a word. A man made to believe it. Like every word that proceeds from the mouth of God...it is sanctifying. It separates to God and away from something else by its resident power. The same power that spoke "let their be light"...and all of darkness must make way.

It causes, of itself, another form of thinking and thinking about. Toward an alignment of...and against all other that is misalignment. And so we become rather desperate when any light comes; for more light in that form of wonder that it displays in power against darkness. Which though first appearing as stiffest rebuke...is now friend.

An insertion if we will, of things once fought against to resolve to ourselves and for ourselves; of hunger and thirst. We become hot on the trail of true bread and living waters. We have tasted, we have drank...and nothing of the else will ever satisfy again.
 
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gordon 2

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Israel. So where do yo get "eternal waters" from? I'm not trying to pry a fly a from your gruel. I really what to know simply because I've been trying to research where water is said the symbol for spirit in spiritual parlance, and have not found so much as a stick to tie my boat to.

???
 

gemcgrew

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Yeah after thinking about the context of "filthy rags," I do feel worthy. With the power of the Holy Spirit, we can do better and with Jesus we are now washed regarding "and such were some of you" as Paul explained but are now sanctified.
"Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.

After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded."

Scripture does not tell us where that dirty towel went.

Or it does.
 
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