When Paul writes to the Corinthians that are turning a blind eye to sin within the church, I am reminded of myself during those days. He tells them that all the sin they are partaking in such as being sexually immoral, idolaters, greedy, drunkards and much more will ruin them if they do not turn away from it. If they continue in their evil ways, they will not inherit the kingdom of God. I love that he doesn’t stop there and continues in 1 Corinthians 6:11, stating, “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
By His mercy we can have our sins washed away simply by calling on His name (Acts 22:16). We have been sanctified and justified by God’s grace by the work of Jesus on the cross (Heb. 10:10, Rom. 3:24).
God loves us too much to leave us where we are and offers an abundant life when we entrust it to Him.
Friend, we all sin and fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23), but we can learn from our mistakes and repent of our old ways. Whether you struggle with shame, addiction, greediness, sexual immorality or some other sin that haunts you, you can be free. Jesus paid the price for you, you are worthy of His love. You just have to receive it.
Hand your sin over to God today and live the life He has been so eagerly waiting to give you on this journey to eternity with Him.
“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Titus 3:5-6 (NIV)
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