Originally blogged a year ago. Overflow with thankfulness.
My Musings – So then, just how did we receive Christ? Did we work for it? No, that would be earning our salvation, like receiving wages. The only “wages” we earn are for our sins.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, NIV 1984).
We may think that our sins are not that bad, at least not compared to some, but that would be the wrong comparison.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:23–24, NIV 1984).
The correct measure, or standard, is God’s glory, and all have sinned, which means all fall short. All means all. No exceptions.
But there is a “flip side” to both of these…
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