Sometimes, the Bible can be summarized in one word: reconciliation. Through Jesus’s death on the cross for our sins, our relationship with God is restored and reconciled to God. This is not about religion, traditions or doing good. Christ becoming our Saviour begins with asking forgiveness for our sins. Only the Bible can tell us how. We do at times water down the gospel message. Christ was sinless and we are sinners. In exchange, His Father makes us righteous and pours His goodness on us.
“For God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God’s goodness into us!!” 2Corithhians 5:21. TLB.
Oswald Chambers summarizes: “Sin is a fundamental relationship; it is not wrong doing, it is wrong being, deliberate and emphatic independence of God. The Christian religion bases everything on the positive radical nature of sin. Other religions deal with sin; the Bible alone deals with sin. The first thing Jesus Christ faced in men was the heredity of sin and it is because we have ignored this in our presentation of the gospel, the message of the gospel has lost its sting and its blasting power”. (3) His one mission on earth was to put the world of sinners on His back and carry them through the cross. He obeyed His Father to die for our sins and we were then reconciled back to God.
Where do you stand with your relationship with God?
How do you deal with your sin on a daily basis?
3) “My Utmost for His Highest”, by Oswald Chambers, 1963. Published by Barbour and Company, Inc. October 7.