March 22, 2010
… but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
-- Romans 5:8
I know there are people who don't like to hear about sin. They think it's a meddlesome or outdated topic. But it's against the backdrop of our sin that you and I can truly see all that Jesus has done for us. The depth of our sin speaks directly to the great depth of God's love.
You see, some people are convinced that man's nature is basically good. There are many in the media and various professions that declare this sentiment. But this is completely contrary to Scripture. Jeremiah 17:9 says, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick."
In plain language, sin is an abomination to God. It's an offense to a Holy God. Sin degrades our personalities, defiles our purity, and destroys our principles and everything in our lives. But our story doesn't end with our overwhelming sin.
Look at those amazing words in today's verse: "while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Jesus has redeemed us that we might fulfill our true calling. We were created to know God, to love God, to experience his presence and fullness in our lives, to experience the fullness of life itself!
It's time to turn from your sin and live the life you were created to live in Christ Jesus!
THE DEPTH OF OUR SIN SPEAKS DIRECTLY
TO THE GREAT DEPTH OF GOD'S LOVE.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham