Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 13:23 which says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”
We can’t do good when we are used to doing evil. We are all born with a sinful nature, and we can’t change that by ourselves. Even though the Israelites had sacrifices, that still didn’t change their sinful nature because animals that aren’t perfect can’t atone for sins, their animals! But God knew that we can’t change our sinful nature, and that is why He sent a sacrifice that atones for all of the sins of the whole world.
Jesus! Jesus came down from Heaven and He was born of a virgin and He lived a perfect live. But most importantly, He died for our sins. And then on the third day He rose again from the grave. Jesus was that sacrifice that atoned for the sins of everyone that has ever lived on the face of the earth. If we trust in Jesus He kills our sinful nature. Although we still sin because we have flesh Jesus forgave us of our sins and the sins of the whole world on the cross.
But that doesn’t mean we can keep sinning because Jesus forgave us of our sins, ”
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? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
We are dead to our sins and alive in Christ so we can’t keep on sinning.
Do you believe in Jesus‘ atoning sacrifice on the cross?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.