But we have a God who is ready to lift us back up.
We will all fall short of the glory of God; none of us are free from sin. But, let’s not focus on our shortcomings, and focus on the great and loving Father that we have.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
Romans 3:23-25 (ESV)
Let’s focus on Jesus, who came to this world and took our sins upon Himself, and filled the gap that was missing between God and man. Jesus built a bridge to God, and it’s only through Him that we are redeemed, it’s only by Him that we are justified in the eyes of God.
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV)
He did it because He loves us! He wants us to be with Him for all of eternity, and by HIs death on the cross, and His resurrection thereafter, He provided the one way to do that. He is the way!
Nobody asked Jesus to die for our sins, He humbled Himself and did what he knew we needed. We don’t deserve it, we are guilty, but He loves us and paid the price for us!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 (ESV)
Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Jesus never came to tell anybody that they’re doing a good job. Jesus never came to pat anybody on the back.
He came to fulfill His purpose that was planned for Him. He did it so perfectly, so flawlessly.
When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Jesus came to save everybody, and He came to remind those who claimed righteous that they too are guilty of sin. For we all are guilty of sin, and only Jesus is “…sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
The perfect life, the perfect man; all for the imperfect people.
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ!
But Jesus took it all upon Himself, humbly, and what does He say?
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:10 (ESV)