Romans 3:23-24

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

Any reader of the Bible will see that I have picked only one small part of Romans 3 but to me, right now, it’s a critical section. It gives me hope as I struggle to live as I am instructed to live that when I make a normal human mistake, I am not condemned, I am merely correct and instructed.

Like many of you I struggle with accepting that I am not saved through any action of my own, but rather as a gift from God. For some reason I keep asking: “Yes, I believe in grace but what do I do?”

I have to relearn every day (and sometimes more than once a day!) that my connection with God is not is not something that I have or can earn by how well I follow His direction. It is a gift that I can either accept or reject.

It is such a powerful gift that I can make a mistake and step away from God’s plan, yet when I recognize what I have done and correct my actions there sits God’s gift of grace waiting for me to acknowledge and accept it. With no further effort, I am back into God’s peace and presence

All of this in Jesus name.

Thank you God.

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One thought on “Romans 3:23-24

  1. Your honesty is clearly presented here. Prayer is neglected by many people. If we believe in the One Almight Creator then we honor Him, we practice our trust in Him, we talk daily to Him. In 1 John 1:9 it says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” And then in chapter 3, verse 1, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” What a relief, what a joy to learn to trust and obey God.

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