Monday, September 14, 2015


Rom. 5:20-21 God's law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God's wonderful kindness became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God's wonderful kindness rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God's law was given to show us just how sinful we are. No one can read God's law without admitting how far short of it we are. No one is capable of keeping all of the law. God's standards for holiness far exceeds our ability to achieve it. History and life prove just how sinful our hearts are. If it were not for the fact that God is merciful and kind, all humanity would have perished a long time ago.

We see the kindness of God over and over throughout history. Whenever God brought judgment upon His wayward people, He always provided a way out of their punishment. He provided those who would deliver them from their oppressors and oppressions. He gave His chosen children multiple opportunities to repent and return to Him.

God's ultimate act of kindness was His giving us Jesus to be our Savior. There is no greater act of love than this; God gave us His Son to die on the cross for our sins. God did what was impossible for us to do; He made it possible for us to have a relationship with Him. God opened up heaven's doors for all who accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!! We no longer are bound to sin; we have been set free through the shed blood of Christ to live lives of righteousness and holiness before God both now and forever.

Do you see how sinful you really are? Do you know the kindness of our God in giving us a Savior? Do you know the freedom in Christ to no longer live in sin? Do you know for sure that you are forgiven and that you are in right standing with God? God gives us assurance of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. To God be the glory forever and ever.

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