![sin condition.jpeg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmPFmHPSauncYaLNaMn7r1SUjVuKaBEDpwafiXgvzRu2R6/sin%20condition.jpeg) Deuteronomy 9:5-6 (KJV) *Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.* We learn a great deal about the character of God in this passage. Though God works with mankind differently in the various dispensations, He never changes. His character remains the same yesterday, today and forever. I note that God gave Israel the land: **Because of His promise To correct the sin condition Not because Israel was righteous in their own ability** The same is true of any man in any era. God does what He does based upon His promises and His purpose. His plan is to rid man of the sin condition. He uses sinful people to accomplish His purpose. We err the most when we believe He uses us because of some goodness in us. Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) *Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.* **To my readers:** First of all, thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. Secondly, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments. For this and more than 4600 earlier Daily Visits with God visit https://mckenzie-visit-with-god.blogspot.com. There you will find daily visits going back to 2006. If this blog has blessed you, please subscribe to my feed and share it with others. For more resources from Pastor Marvin McKenzie visit http://puyallupbaptistchurch.com. My books are available at: My author spotlight at Lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/marvinmckenzie My author Page for Kindle/Amazon http://www.amazon.com/author/marvinmckenzie **Deuteronomy 9:5-6 (KJV) When We Err Most** Photos from pexels.com ![Marvin Feb 5 2019 HBBC cropped.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmUo5KHz6v51WSM6bJeW2ES2tKAXnLvk6ytAXgnRf47Zcf/Marvin%20Feb%205%202019%20HBBC%20cropped.jpg) Please consider helping our church’s teen department by signing up for cash back shopping at http://www.dubli.com/M04VB. This program has three levels of participation, the first being completely free.