When we’re walking free from sin, head held high, it’s easy to accept God loves us.
However, its’s when we sin, crash and burn that we need the message of Grace the most.
What good is it to know that God loves us when we are ‘being good’ ?
But to know God loves us and accepts us even in the midst of our sin – this is when the message of Grace is the most needed and the most powerful.
God will never see you as a failure. If you sin He will forgive you and cleanse you the moment it happens, and He will completely forget, forever.
Paul, after 15 years as a Christian, says in Romans 7 that he longs to do what is right, but is incapable. What he wants to do he does not do, and what he hates he does.
But who does he trust to rescue him from his sin?
Does he trust himself?
“Who will rescue me from this body of death?” he cries. “Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
He trusts Christ.
We cannot make ourselves righteous, no matter how hard we try.
If we could, Christ would not have had to die and God would not have had to give us His righteousness as a FREE GIFT.
So, even if you mess up, hold your head up high, because God’s opinion of you does not rest on what you do or don’t do, but on what Christ has done for you.
What did Christ do for you?
“By one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are sanctified.”
Rejoice! He has made us perfect forever!
Our righteousness doesn’t dependent on what we do anymore.
To God we are absolutely perfect, righteous and holy.
And God’s opinion is ALL that matters.