I’ve come to realize that my sin does not define who I am. I am redeemed by Christ, made new by His death and resurrection.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” —2 Corinthians 5:17
I’ve heard the phrase, “Christ has rescued you from your sin” or “Christ has freed me of my unrighteousness” many times, but I have never realized that it means that there is no shame in my failures. I can boast in my weakness.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” —2 Corinthians 12:9
My sin does not define who I am. I am God’s precious child.
I’ve come to realize that not only does my sin not define who I am, it does not define who God is. God does not love me less because of my sin—He loves me unconditionally. There is absolutely nothing that I can do that can cause God to love me less. There is nothing that we as human beings can do that can cause God to love us less.
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” —Romans 8:38-39
How could I be so conceited to think that I, a mere human being, can change the character of the living God, creator of this universe?
Soli Deo Gloria. Glory be to God alone. Praise be to God who loves
me us unconditionally despite our sin.
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