A lot of people still think God is all about sin and finding us guilty of it. However, this is Paul’s wonderful description of what difference Jesus made to this picture. As it says in this passage: So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (NLT) When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that’s the end of it. Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end. (MESSAGE)
Life with God is about grace not sin – the free and unmerited favour of God. We can have relationship with Him even though we have spent time not living how He asks. He has made a way for us to be forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross – a huge step to organise for us because He cares. He wants us to be friends with Him. How awesome. Life is designed to be based on abundant grace. What a wonderful idea to focus on – that God loves us that much.
Thank you Lord for GRACE, that You organised a way for us to come back into relationship with You and to live life well. Help us to remember Your grace and love every day.
Written by Therese Manning