Romans 3:23 For there is no difference between us and them in this. Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us.
Papa Yaw stared at his hands miserably and sighed. He had done it again. The last time he did it he promised Mummy he wouldn’t be naughty anymore and yet here he was. Mummy walked into the room and saw Papa Yaw’s tearstained face and immediately pulled him into a hug. She looked round at the disaster that had once been Papa Yaw’s room and swallowed her anger and disappointment; teaching Papa Yaw a different lesson was more important at the moment. She wiped his eyes and told Papa Yaw how she got into trouble all the time when she was a little girl and how it was Jesus who helped her stay out of trouble even now. She explained that everyone made mistakes, got into trouble and was naughty every now and then but that God still loved us all and forgave us when we went wrong.
The same is true for all of us. Nobody is perfect and the only way we can be is if you allow Christ to live through us. That means reading the Bible ad doing what it says. It’s not easy and we will make mistakes along the way but the great thing about life in Christ is;
If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing.
1 John 1:9
I’m glad I will always have a second chance to do what Christ says.
Think About This
Is it fair of you to stay upset with people when they wrong you when you sometimes upset other people?
Thank you for the gift of forgiveness to me even when I constantly mess up. Help me to live the life of perfection in Christ Jesus my Lord in whose name I pray; Amen