“The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.”Psalm 14:2-3
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
Psalms, Jeremiah, Romans, these verses make it pretty clear that there is not one of us who is righteous. No matter how good we think we are, we are not. We are all sinners. It’s a pretty sad state of affairs. This is really bad news.
There’s more and we see it from Isaiah 53: “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way…”
We do our own thing. We have our own agenda. We walk our own path and it’s on the wide road that leads to destruction.
But Jesus died for us so we could know Him. He lived a perfect life to be the perfect sacrifice so He could pay for our sins. Here’s the whole verse of Isaiah 53:6: “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
All our sin, all our iniquity was laid on Jesus. He carried it to the cross; He took it to the grave. He paid it, so we don’t have to.
So, we have bad news and good news. The bad news? We are all sinners. The good news? Jesus died to pay for those sins and that means we don’t have to.
Dear Jesus, I know I’m a sinner in need of a Savior. Thank You so much for paying the price for my sins. I am forever grateful that You have made a way for me to have my slate wiped clean of all my sins and for me to have You as my Lord and Savior.