THIS SERIES: HOW TO LIVE IN REST
Interestingly, the word for sin in the New Testament literally means ‘to miss the mark’. Jesus died not only so we could be forgiven for our specific and identifiable sins, but also to bridge the gap where we feel we have fallen short. We were made to live in God’s glory [Romans 3:23], but our sin opened up an unnavigable gulf between us. Jesus came to bridge that gap (we can imagine the cross laid horizontally across that chasm), so we could be restored to our destined place as children of God.
because through Christ Jesus
the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
We do not have to carry feelings of guilt any longer. If we know we have sinned, we can confess it and then rejoice in the fact that we have been forgiven. Taking Jesus at His word, is a choice not a feeling:
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Let’s enjoy the freedom Jesus came to give us.
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