While We Were Still Sinners
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
In the poor spiritual and emotional state I lived for so long prior to being born again in prison, I believed that I had “gone too far and done too much” for God to forgive me. I was overcome with guilt, regret, remorse and shame. Have you ever felt this way?
I read in a booklet by RBC Ministries, “The Forgiveness of God”, that “If we believe our emotions, we may feel we have gone too far. Our self-contempt seems deserved. But there’s hope. God wants us to believe in His ability to forgive sins we cannot forget.” Our Heavenly Father is angry at sin, but “His anger is not a denial of His love…The truth is that His love is equal to His anger, and because of His love He found a way to show mercy.” He sent His Son, Jesus.
It was great news to me when I learned that my sin was forgiven. My guilt was removed. By one Man, once and for all!
I could never be “good enough” to be saved; Jesus died for me even while I was still a horrible sinner. That’s good news!
Ask the Father to help you receive His great Gift. Tell Him you are grateful that Jesus paid for all your sin – past, present and future. Jesus took away your sin. All of it. Forever.
Choose today to believe and receive.
Dive Deeper: Study Romans 5; 1 John 4:9-10.