I have a problem with sin. I don’t want to have this problem but I do. And, just like me, you do too. Maybe that’s a broad statement for you to digest because you don’t believe that you are a sinner, like me. But it’s true.
The good news is I don’t have to solve my problem with sin and neither do you. It’s already been done for us. Yup. It’s done. It is finished. It was a one and done for all of us.
This is what Jesus came for. He came to die. For us so that our problem with sin would be finished once and for all.
But, I’ve heard people say, “I don’t understand why you say I am a sinner. What does that mean?”
It doesn’t mean you are any different, worse or better than anyone else, it means “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23.
You, me and everyone else are sinners. It doesn’t mean we are unlovable, it means that the very person that God loves is the person He sent Jesus to save. You and me. Desperate and dependent in need of God’s love and forgiveness.
I’m not calling you out for your actions as a sinner. I am not claiming some higher moral ground over you because I am just like you. You have every right to challenge me or ignore me. But we have a problem with sin. Our lives have been hijacked by our sin. Many of our thoughts, actions and deeds do not bring glory to God. And as a believer in Jesus, our purpose is always to glorify God. The creator of the universe, of us. (Genesis 1)
I’m simply calling to your attention today – on Good Friday that the problem of sin is solved. Jesus came to earth as the Son of God. He taught us for 33 years how to bear His image to a world of sinners, and it’s all been recorded in the Bible to show us. He died for a world of sinners. You and me.
Take a moment, breathe it in. It is finished. The problem of sin has been solved. Jesus bore them all on His body. He took it in our place.
What’s Our Problem of Sin?
Our problem of sin separates us from the God of the universe. My sin and yours comes through our selfishly motivated thoughts, actions and deeds.When we think of ourselves more than we think of God or others. This is the human condition, but Jesus solved the human condition of sin and He has left us His Word in the Bible to show us how to live like Him in His Kingdom here on earth.
God solved the problem of sin through Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. We need Jesus as He has made the way for us to be in relationship with the God who made the universe. It’s on us now. We’ve got to grow our relationship with God by getting to know Him, His character, His goodness, His faithfulness and His love. When we spend time with God, we begin to learn how to experience the fullness of His love for us with the power of the Holy Spirit to guide us.
“Through Jesus we have been given God’s power, authority and ability to walk in victory in every area of our lives.”Nerida Walker, It is Finished; Transforming Your Life Through The Finished Work of The Cross
It’s All About Relationship
Now we have to learn how to walk in the fullness of Jesus who already solved our problem with sin.
This is why we remember Good Friday.
Before you go, ask yourself this question: What am I doing to grow my relationship with God?
If you aren’t in a relationship with God, all you have to do is ask Jesus to come into your heart. Tell Him you are a sinner. Tell Him you believe that He died on the cross to save you and that he also on Easter Sunday rose to life and is seated in heaven at the right hand of God and that He left with us a helper, the Holy spirit who now lives inside each of us when we by faith believe and place our trust in Jesus and that when we believe in Jesus, we will have eternity with God.
Then tell someone that you just gave your heart to Jesus.
“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that by believing you may have life in His name.”John 20:31 ESV