A walk with God, Day 31: God saves us from Sin
“For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing…oh what a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” Lent is the season of running to God because He is the only one who can save us from the wretchedness that our sins plunge us into. We should not hide from God because of the enormity of our sins. In fact, God is omniscient and omnipresent. There is no shielding ourselves from His gaze. Avoiding Him is slavery to the fear of condemnation.
But there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the mercy of God comes to save us and fill us with life anew. One with freedom, peace, joy and happiness. The mercy of God makes us into His sons and daughters bringing us back to our ‘home’. We enter our home not as slaves but as freed people with right of inheritance.
The only truth that frees us from avoiding the truth about sin is the higher truth of God’s mercy. Jesus died and rose in order to reveal God’s mercy. God’s mercy is far greater than any sin. Let’s therefore not focus on our wretchedness or sinfulness but on Jesus who brings us God’s mercy. Let us turn toward Jesus Christ and beg for a renewed experience of His presence. He is the one who saves us from out miserable condition; it is His merciful gaze that awakens and transforms us into new vessels ready to be used for His glory.
Read:📖 Acts 16:25-35
Prayer Point:🙇🏽♀️ Pray for hardened criminals
Action:👉🏽 Give counsel to the doubtful.