Happy Wednesday! I hope this week you are finding a new sense of gratitude for your salvation. I am so filled with awe when I think about how God loves us.
We are a sinful people, saved by the love of a perfect Savior.
Romans 3:23 NIV says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
If we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory then how is it possible that we can walk in relationship with him?
Proverbs 28:13 NIV says “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”
1 John 1:8-9 NIV says “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
What is our role in the salvation process?
We have to come into agreement with the truth that we have all sinned. We have to confess our sinfulness and accept the gift that Christ has for us. Salvation is our covering daily. When we sin even as children of God, we must confess and remember that we aren’t righteous. Sanctification is a process. He took your sins at salvation, so when you fail, remind yourself that the cross covers your humanity.
Romans 5:6-8 NIV says “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Colossians 1:21-22 NIV says “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—“
Hebrews 9:28 NIV says “so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
Today take some time to thank God for the cross. Thank him for the truth in the verses about that Christ died while we were still sinning. What are your personal sins that He died for? The cross wasn’t a general covering of sins, it was a personal covering for each of us. He died for you. He died for me. He died for us. Thank him for covering your personal sins today.