Romans 3:23-for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
All have sinned.
Or in the singular version…we all have Sin.
Defined, Sin is the wrongdoing against the divine law of God.
Wikipedia notes, sin can be viewed as any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God.
So to sum up…We are all sinners.
No one is perfect. And likely, even on our best of days, we have still sinned.
Last night, as I listened to an Easter message, I heard the pastor say “The one who had no sin was crucified for our sins”. Now, I’ve heard this for years…But…as I listened last night and know that daily I “fall short” I was amazed at my Jesus. He walked this earth and was subjected to all the same things that I am faced with daily and yet He had no sin. Then…
He took my place. He took your place. He took our place.
And as one of my favorite songs says…
With all I am
In your grace I stand
the greatest of all romance (*favorite line*)
Love of God, my Saviour
*Link to song: Love on the line
Truly it was the greatest of all romance. No person would go through that for ALL humanity. Just think, in your small circle of people you know on this earth, you might be willing to die for 1, maybe 10 depending on the size of your family. But to be brutally beaten, whipped, hung on a cross for ALL humanity…
ALL meaning…that family member that you may not see eye-to-eye with, the friend that quit being your friend years ago and the grudge still lingers, that co-worker that knows exactly how to push your buttons, those FaceBook drama starters that are always willing to debate on your post or any post, government officials in any country/city/town (including President Trump and Hilary Clinton)…
God sent his only son, to die for ALL. Literally every person on this earth, and He took All our sins with Him. We need to do as 1 John 1:9 says…confess our sins and he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins (and make sure He’s living in your heart of this isn’t the case)
So, while we all have sinned and still fall short…Jesus took it all to the cross for us…took our place, as the greatest of all romance 😊