Thursday, June 25, 2015

Such Amazing Grace (2 Corinthians 5:20-21)

Today's scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:20-21

I am so very frail, fleshly, and flawed. I struggle with sin so much more than I wish I did. And frankly, it breaks my heart that I so resonate with Paul’s words to the Romans, “… what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. But if I do the very thing I do not want to do …” (7:15-16).

If it weren’t my sin, Christ wouldn’t have had to die. It is only because of the spilling of His blood that I am righteous in the eyes in the Father. He was willing to take on my sin—my ugly, habitual sin—so that I can be cleansed.

We’re offered such amazing grace. Such amazing grace.

And because of the grace we have been granted, we should gladly and gratefully be Christ’s “ambassadors.” We should share God’s grace with everyone we meet, begging them on “behalf of Christ [to] be reconciled to God.”

So that they too can experience God’s amazing grace.

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