Failure

Psalm 53:2-3
2 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God. 3 Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.

We have all failed God.  We have all turned away from Him at times acted corruptly.  As Romans says, “all have sinned”.  I do not know about you, but the way I define the word all, it includes everyone, both you and me.  God has examined all of us, none of us grade out well on God’s scale.  We all have failed Him.  We all deserve judgment for the life we have lived.  You know that person you always look down on and feel superior to?  You are no better than them.  We are stinky sinners deserving eternal punishment and torment in Hell!

That is the bad news, but the good news is that God has thrown us a life line.  Jesus came 2,000 years ago and lived a perfect life.  He is the only one who has done good.  He is the only one who is not corrupt and did not turn aside from God.  He lived a perfect, pure life.  And because of that, He was able to be the spotless, sacrificial lamb and to die to pay the penalty of our sins.  When we accept Jesus as our savior, as our redeemer, by faith, God imputes the righteous, Holy life of Christ into our lives.  Afterwards, He looks at our lives and does not see our sinful lives.  Instead He sees the perfect, Holy life of Christ.  That is the only way to be saved from Hell.  The only way to be saved from the eternal punishment we deserve.  Jesus is our only hope.  He offers this hope as a gift.  No money can pay for it, no good deeds can earn it.  It is a gift, but a gift which needs to be accepted.  An unaccepted gift is a waste.  Do not let God’s gift to you go to waste.

Have you accepted this gift?  If not, do so today.  The Bible says  that if we believe in ours hearts and confess with our mouths that Jesus is who He says He is, we will be saved.  Pray to Him and ask Him to save you.  Tell Him you are a rotten sinner, who needs to be saved by Him.  Your life will not be the same!

Dear Jesus, thank you for making a way.  I was lost in my sin, until You came and found me and saved me.  I owe You everything.  Please be with those who read this, who do not know you.  Work in their hearts and bring them to you.  Amen.

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