My plan this year was to talk about the gospel. I haven’t done that as much as I originally planned. I’d like to change that today. Today’s verses talk about the basis of the gospel, the fact that all of us are sinners. This is not a popular concept in our world today. We have such an inflated view of our self-importance that we don’t want to think of the fact that we do wrong things. Sadly, this thinking has worked its way into the church. While many in churches have placed their trust in Christ, I fear that we sometimes forget the sin nature is still hard at work. We are more likely to pass the responsibility on to someone else instead of taking responsibility for our wrongs. As Christians we need to daily show proper responsibility for our sins.
If this was all we had, life would be very depressing. However, we have hope because Jesus died on the cross to save us from the power of sin. We just need to call on Him and give Him our sins. He will help us day by day to live life fueled by the gospel.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus to die for our sins. Thank you for reminding us that we need to address sin in our lives. Please help us to address sin to be a good example to the world that Jesus is worthy and worth it.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.