Monday, January 9, 2012

Hope for Today (Part 3)

Although God stamped His image in us, sin distorts the image. Our thoughts, feelings and actions often go against how god created us to live because sin corrupts our desire to do the right thing. In our broken condition, where do we find hope?

We All Fall Short
The Bible makes it clear that everyone falls short of God's perfect standard for living, including great people like Mother Teresa and Billy Graham. No matter what list of rules we follow, including the Ten Commandments that God gave us, we keep missing the mark. It seems the more we try to be good and do right, the more we fail. We can't meet God's standard or overcome the effect of our sin condition.

Our Situation: Physical Death and Eternal Separation from God
Since the beginning, the death rate for humanity has been 100 percent. The Bible explains our situation.Physical death and eternal separation from god is the payment for not living up to God's perfect standard. Romans 6:23 reminds us that "the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life."

We will look into the gift of God in our next post.

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