Let’s talk about the dichotomy of life. Martin Luther said, “A Christian is someone who is simultaneously righteous, yet sinful.”
In The Disciplines of Grace, Jerry Bridges wrote, “Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.”
Bad news: all have sinned (Romans 3:23).
Good news: salvation is available through faith in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9).
I suggest we all respond in four ways:
- Revere God more abundantly.
- Take sin more seriously.
- Embrace grace more fully.
- Engage repentance more consistently.
Recovery Step: God has done his part. The next move is yours.