LET’S TALK ABOUT SIN! Let's think about sin for a moment. Sin is not our favorite subject to be sure. But this moment of reflection from God's Word should cause us to rejoice in how much God has done for us. The Bible says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood —to be received by faith," (Romans 3:23-25a NIV). Sin affects us all and condemns us all. A holy God cannot stand the presence of sin. It is true as God's Word says "The soul who sins will die," (Ezekiel 18:20 NIV).
But a gracious God also has provided the ONLY way of escape from His condemnation. Jesus Christ IS the answer. His shed blood on the cross and our acceptance by FAITH, of His sacrifice that pleases God and cleanses us from the penalty of sin is the answer. All people are born with a sin nature and all people sin. All people must take care of that sin problem in the same way-through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Praise God! He treats all of us the same. There are no favorites with God. Faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ is God's requirement for everyone. Even a child can express faith in Jesus Christ. Certainly an adult should be able to do the same if they are willing to humble themselves. Do someone a favor and share God's answer to sin today. Keep it simple so even a child can understand it. And remember the Holy Spirit is with you to help you.