He Settled the Problem of Sin (March 27th, 2019)

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

When some people think about God, they only think about His wrath. They believe He's fuming at the world from heaven, looking forward to the day when He'll finally execute judgment on man and this sinful world. That's not true! God isn't concerned about sin as many think. He was concerned about sin, and His concern made Him send Jesus.

Today, the emphasis is no longer on the wages of sin, which is death, but on the gift of God, which is eternal life through Christ Jesus (Romans 6:23). God wants the world to receive the salvation which He already made available in Christ Jesus. The Bible says He's unwilling that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).

When Jesus died on the Cross, the problem of sin was dealt with forever. The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ brought an end to sin and brought us into the life of righteousness.

(2 Corinthians 5:21)

"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

God isn't mad at you. He settled the problem of sin in, and through, Jesus Christ. Now you can appreciate why He said, "sin shall not have dominion over you" (Romans 6:14). What you need to do is trust His righteousness-- trust what Jesus came to do! You're the result of Christ's redemptive work. Accept and walk in His righteousness, and live continually in His love, glory, and grace.

(2 Corinthians 5:19)

"that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation."

Think about it: God isn't even mad at the sinner, let alone you that are His child! So, rejoice and be glad-- your heavenly Father loves you, and never holds you accountable for your sins.

(Romans 5:10)

"For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life."

How gracious and kind He is!


My heavenly Father loves me, and I serve Him with gladness, pleasing Him in all things! I'm His crown and beauty; His righteousness spreads through me. His grace and love reaches out to the nations through me. I'm His light in a dark world! Through me, the Kingdom of God is established in the earth and in the hearts of men. Praise God forever!

Further Study: Romans 5:17; Romans 6:11-13

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