by Meagan Evans
April 19, 2019
We have all sinned. Every single one of us. Yes, even you. Many times, without a single thought given to the nature of the sin. It just happens, almost as if it’s second nature. Unfortunately, sin is a part of daily human life, whether we want it to be or not. We sin.
You know who never did? Jesus. He led a sinless life and died for my sins. He died willingly for someone who would never deserve it, who could never earn that favor, He died for me! Although his life wasn’t without struggle and extreme temptation, he was able to live a life with no sin — something we will never be able to do, but can strive for daily.
Obviously, we don’t wake up in the mornings with the goal in mind of being a sinner that day. But it’s truly sad how easily it happens. Whether it’s being angry about the previous day’s events, or what is happening in the seconds of the present, we sin.
Sin is defined as “an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.” And while that’s true, we are never far from his grace, the “free and unmerited favor of God.” His grace runs so deeply, so freely, and so abundantly for all those who believe. God’s forgiveness for sin was paid by the ultimate sacrifice, and it is available to all who trust in him through faith. There is absolutely nothing you can do to make you unworthy of God’s grace. In fact, by definition, grace is a gift to the unworthy. God’s grace is greater than your deepest, darkest, ugliest, messiest sin. We serve a God who can and will forgive even that!
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
— 1 John 1:9
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
— Isaiah 53:5
Pray that today, and every day, we can be more like our perfect Father, who loves us despite our ugliness, despite our sinful nature, and despite our brokenness.
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