Hi, God’s word for me today is in Ecclesiastes 2:26 which says, “To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” (NIV)
So Solomon is saying that if we please God we get happiness, wisdom and knowledge, so all we have to do is please God by being perfect, and that isn’t to hard I mean go to church and obey the law and stuff like that right? Wrong, it isn’t that easy to be perfect, in fact it’s impossible for man to do alone (or woman, or kid just in case you were wondering), because we cannot “just obey the law” it is impossible, so are we just going to be unpleasing to God for the rest of our life and then die and go to hell? Because if so that is really depressing, well no, if we accept Jesus as our saviour then we are perfect in God’s sight, because Jesus’ perfect life that He lived He gave to us at the cross, He gave us all of His righteousness and perfection and took away our sins.
So Jesus took away all of our sins and unrighteousness, but does that mean we can say “ok then well I guess its ok if I just keep sinning because all I have to do is say a little prayer and its forgotten” but that is wrong, why? I think Paul answers that questions perfectly, ”
Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?” (Romans 5:20-21 & Romans 6:1-2 ESV)
So we died to sin, we don’t live in it any more, and we (if we are christians) should have a relationship with God, and just like the relationship between a dad and a son (or a dad and a son that are christians and have a good relationship, the relationship that a dad and a son should have) the son (if he has been disciplined) does not want to hurt his dad by sinning against him, so we should not want to sin against God, and that is why Jesus died for us, because we cannot be perfect, thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for us.
Do you believe that Jesus died for your sins?