“For you repay to all according to their work” (Psalm 62:12b)
One of the biggest misunderstandings in our world is the idea that since we are mostly a good person, since my good deeds outweigh the bad, I should make it heaven. We seem to believe as long as our good deeds outweigh the bad on the scale of justice, we are good to go.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Sin doesn’t work like that. Becoming a sinner is not about doing more good than sinning. Becoming a sinner has to do with our being. Let me explain.
How would it fly if a husband were to say to his wife, “But honey, I only cheated on you a couple of times! Out of the thousands of days we’ve been married, I was always faithful. It was only a couple of times.”
How would that fly? What makes a person an adulterer is not about the balance of doing more good than bad. It only takes one time to make someone go from being faithful to being an adulterer.
Sin works like that. We become sinners when we sin. It only takes one act, one deed.
That’s why the Bible tells us we are all sinners.
So when sinners read a passage like this, this is absolutely one of the most frightening passages. Because when we stand before God in judgment, we’re all we’ve got. And there isn’t going to be a scale of justice to weigh the good from the bad to see which way the scale tips. We will stand before God as guilty sinners.
But for Christians this works very differently. You see, because of all that God has done for us through the cross of Jesus Christ, because Jesus paid our debt of sin, because Jesus absorbed the debt of sin on our behalf, we stand before God forgiven!
But what about our sins? Listen to what God says about our sins: “As far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).
Thank you Jesus! Thank you God!
Today, Christian, before you do anything else, remember your salvation. Remember your God. Remember you Savior and give thanks!
I want you to take a moment to express your gratitude to God as soon as you read this.
Thank you Jesus!!!