You ARE somebody!
“He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.”
Sin is a serious subject with God. And the Bible has a lot of straight talk about sin, its consequences, and the damaging affect that it has on our souls. But the Scripture also tells us that because of the cross, you and I are forgiven!
You see, some people have this idea that God is some ogre who got up on the wrong side of the bed about 10 million years ago, and he’s been in a bad mood ever since.
But here’s the truth. The Scripture says that God loves you with an everlasting love. So he does not deal with us according to our sins, but out of his love!
And here’s the deal: God dealt with your sins and mine on the cross. Second Corinthians 5:21, says, “He made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Jesus didn’t die for some people’s sins. And he didn’t die for part of your iniquities and part of mine. On the cross, Jesus took upon himself all of our iniquities—past, present, and future. And ALL of our sins are gone!
All the other religions of the world are focused on man and the required actions of man to know God. They require that man do things to seek God’s approval.
But Christianity is not about man. In fact, there is nothing that any person can do to save himself. The Christian faith is completely and totally about the work of God and Jesus Christ. It is completely about the work that Jesus finished on the cross for you when he died for us. And that is how you and I receive forgiveness.
I want you to embrace this precious and amazing gift from God right now and never take it for granted.
And remember this: God doesn’t love you because you are somebody who deserves to be loved. No, you are somebody because God has chosen to love you. He has crowned you with his steadfast love and mercy and you are his!
THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IS COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY ABOUT THE WORK THAT JESUS FINISHED ON THE CROSS FOR YOU WHEN HE DIED FOR YOU.