MARCH 15, 2018
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. And are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Most of the brands nowadays offer rewards programs. Maybe most of us have different apps on our phones or a bunch of loyalty cards in our wallets that are used in such programs to accumulate points. Later on, these points can be used to redeem offered rewards. Somehow, redeeming our points and getting rewarded brings excitement. In some way, it is in our nature to feel happy whenever we are rewarded with something or when we receive something for free.
The points we redeem are in exchange for the payment we give every time we make a purchase. Without any purchase, we will not earn points. We give (pay) then we receive. It is a point system based on how much we give.
But that’s not how the grace of God works. Even though we have fallen short of the glory of God, we still received redemption through Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23,24). Grace is a FREE and an unmerited favor of God. Out of His love and faithfulness, God declared us righteous through Jesus Christ. We received forgiveness and sonship even though we do not deserve it. Jesus Christ paid the price on the cross for our sins. Through His great sacrifice, we are redeemed.
Christ paid the price for our sins. Christ redeemed us by His blood. Christ gave His life for us. Isn't this the best reward we could ever receive?
Think of someone whom you can share the good news about this free gift