Jesus was God’s model of a human being. Relentlessly kind in a world of cruelty. Honest in the midst of hypocrisy. When it came to sin, Jesus never did. When it comes to sin, we have never stopped.
Ephesians 2:1 says, we are “dead in trespasses and sins.” We’re lost. Blinded. Without Christ, we are strangers having no hope and without God in the world. According to the Bible, sin is not a regrettable lapse or an occasional stumble. Sin is an attitude of rebellion! But God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. We are made right with God.
Take sometime today to thank God for the day Jesus took your place…for the day grace happened to you!
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:5″