No Medication for Sin
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.
In this society where there are no losers, every kid gets an award, punishment is lax or non-existence, and parents work really hard to remove all consequences from their kids’ behaviors, etc., it’s no wonder that it’s getting harder and harder to share the Good News of Jesus. He freed us from the penalty for our sins! But in a place where nothing is considered bad, wrong, or even last place, nobody thinks they’ve done anything wrong. And if someone does do something considered wrong, it’s not their fault, and they just need some medication for the behavior.
But there is no medication for sin. There is actual right and wrong, sin & righteousness, good vs. bad. And we need forgiveness not a prescription or an excuse. Everyone is going to die one day and face judgment (Hebrews 9:27), and the only thing that will save a person from their deserved punishment is believing Jesus died for those sins (Romans 3:23-24). Unfortunately, society actually calls good things bad and bad things good (Isaiah 5:20), so many people are deceived. The problem isn’t trying to convince people they need Jesus as their Savior; the problem is trying to convince people they’re sinners!
Thank you for forgiving my sins because of your Son. Thank you so much! I pray for my unbelieving family and friends today who have fallen into the trap that they don’t sin. Or, if they do think they sin they also think that you excuse everything. Help them to turn to you today so they can be saved. Thank you that you are real and your forgiveness is real and your love for all of us is real. I love you and thank you and pray in Jesus’ name, amen.