“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.” – Isaiah 1:18
We all try to lead good lives. We want happiness and joy, but sometimes we do wrong. None of us are perfect. Sin creeps into all of our lives. Nobody is immune, even the best of us.
The Bible says that the wages of sin is death. That means that you get the death penalty for every time you lie, disrespect your parents, get angry at someone, or even look lustfully at person you’re not married to. And those are just a few of the things God says is wrong. If you break just one of God’s commandments, you are found guilty, like in a court of law. It won’t matter how many good things you’ve done.
Just because a car thief helped an old lady across the street that day, it doesn’t change the fact that he stole a car and has to pay for his crime.
You can’t do enough good things to outweigh the bad. It doesn’t work like that. We still continue to be plagued by sin everyday. However, the Bible says that God is our judge and that He loves us and is rich in mercy. He provided a way out for you and I, which is His son Jesus Christ.
Jesus paid the penalty for our crimes through His own blood on the cross. We deserve punishment for what we’ve done, but our judge provided that payment for us so we can be legally set free. Jesus Died for our sins so that we don’t have to. It is an absolutely free gift to us. We can have an abundant and blessed life because Jesus took all of our bad and exchanged it for all of His good.
What we need to do now is admit that we are sinners and accept the payment that Jesus paid. Through his life, death, burial, and resurrection, we are allowed forgiveness of our faults and a life of joy here and in Heaven for all of eternity.
If I try to give you an expensive gift like a watch, you can’t have it unless you accept it. I’m handing it to you, but you still have to reach out and take it. The same thing goes with the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. He’s giving you eternal life, all you need to do is take it.
So what’s your choice? Do you accept His gift?
I’m praying for you, right now, to make the right decision!
God’s blessings to you.