We are all, well most, acquainted with Paul’s words in his letter to the Romans, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (3:33). Yup, we’re all sinners, every one of us. What does that mean? It means we stand guilty before an absolutely holy God. We are lawbreakers and have incurred rightful wrath for our rebellion. The punishment for our trespasses is eternal punishment, as our God is in fact eternal
You can choose to pay the price of your sin yourself or trust in the finished work of Christ. He paid the just penalty in His perfect life, sufferings, death and victorious resurection. The wrath which we earned. The price of sin will be met one way or another, either be covered in Him by what has been done by God for you, or pay the penalty yourself. Pretty sobering to ponder. It’s all in Christ: His life, His sufferings, death and His victorious resurrection. THE DEBT HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL: WAKE UP, REPENT, TRUST IN THE SAVIOR AND REJOICE!
“even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Romans 3:22-26).
“As God’s fellow workers,then, we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For He says:
“In the time of favor
I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”
Behold, now is the time of favor; now is the day of salvation!” (2 Corinthians 6:1-2).