Thursday, July 03, 2008

You are the Reason

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,
(Romans 3:23-24 – ESV)

Why is their sorrow, and why is there suffering? Why is there so much pain and confusion in the world, so much chaos and destruction? These are questions that have vexed all of humanity from time immemorial. The answer to all of these is the same thing, and it may come as a surprise.

The problem is you.

I mean you, personally, singularly, you, it is all your fault.

It is your sin that has damned mankind. You are the reason, you are the one who has sinned, and you are the reason the entire universe is on a collision course with hell and destruction. Now you aren’t the only one who has ever sinned, we all have, but your sin alone is enough to cause all this trouble. That is how destructive sin is. It ruins perfection.

Think about it, if a baseball player got a hit every time at bat, he would have a perfect batting record. But as soon as he didn’t get a hit one time, he would then not be perfect. He would have no chance to reach perfection again. Once perfection has been lost it cannot be found in the same place again.

However, in Christ we can be declared righteous, perfect, without fault before God. And so while you are the reason for all this mess, Christ is the reason you don’t have to pay in eternity for it. Think about that the next time you want to blame someone else for the world’s problems.

6 comments:

donsands said...

Some excellent wisdom here JD. Thanks.
And thank You Lord Jesus for making us righteous in Your propitiation and death; the Just for the unjust. Amen.

MrsEvenSo... said...

However, in Christ we can be declared righteous, perfect, without fault before God. And so while you are the reason for all this mess, Christ is the reason you don’t have to pay in eternity for it.

Hallelujah! That is shouting ground indeed!

Unknown said...

As Margie said, "Hallelujah!"

It seems as though every thing around us is telling us, "you can do it", "be all you can be", "you can do anything you put your mind to". When the truth is you'll fall on your face trying that.

Thank you Lord for killing the flesh and showing forth the Spirit!

Romans8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Unknown said...

Anyone up for Sunny's?

Even So... said...

Thanks all, it is indeed a pleasure to speak of the righteousness of our Lord!

Even So... said...

Paul I'll see you there!

:-)