Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 8:23-24 which says,
“23 But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”
Jesus is talking to the Pharisees, here, and He is telling them that they would die in their sins. Jesus told them that if they didn’t believe in Him, they would die in their sins. Jesus said that He was from above and that they were from below, that He was not of this world but that they were. They were sinners and they were going to die in their sins.
So were we! We were going to die in our sins just like the Pharisees were. But if we trust in Jesus then we will not die in our sins, but why? Well we were sinners and we were going to die in our sins but Jesus came down from heaven and took our sins on Him then He died on the cross for us. If we trust in Jesus then we will live. That is why Jesus told the Pharisees that they should believe in Him and live. All humans are born with sin and we can’t get out of it ourselves but if we trust in Jesus then we will live.
We should trust in Jesus and live. If we trust in Jesus and repent of our sins then we will live, we will have eternal life, we will be covered by Jesus. Jesus’ blood is covering us, we are pure and holy in God’s sight because Jesus died for us. Jesus exchanged His perfection for our sins. Jesus came down from heaven and died for us, Jesus was (and is) from above, He is not from this earth and He still died for us. But on the third day Jesus rose from the grave and then ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. Jesus died for us and we should trust in Him, we should believe in Him and accept Him as our savior. We should repent of our sins and accept Jesus as our savior so that we can live, so that we can become children of God.
We should trust in Jesus so that we will not die in our sins. We should not be like the Pharisees, we should believe in Jesus and not try to work our way into heaven. If we try to work our way into heaven, it won’t work but we should trust in Jesus. We should believe in Jesus and we should help others to believe in Jesus. We should share the Gospel with them so that they can live. We should give the Gospel to unbelievers so that they can live, we should share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus with them.
Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross for us. Thank You Jesus for taking our sins on You and dying for us on the cross so that we could live. Thank You Jesus for dying with our sins on You so that we wouldn’t die in our sins. Thank You Jesus for rising on the third day and then ascending into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. Thank You Jesus for giving us Your perfection in exchange for our sins. Thank You Jesus for all that You have done for us.
Are you trusting in Jesus?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.