Happy New Year!
Have you sinned yet this year? How far did you make it past midnight before you said, did, or thought something that broke God’s Law or fell short of His perfect standard?
I couldn’t make it through one day without sinning. I couldn’t even make it through the first minute! It amazes me to think about Jesus going 33 years, and not sinning even once! He held a perfect record for more than 12,000 days, and I’m glad He did, because even one imperfect day would have disqualified Him from being my Saviour.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)
Jesus lived a perfect life to satisfy the Law on our behalf, and He died a sacrificial death to pay the penalty for sin on our behalf. If we confess our sins to Him and accept Him as our Saviour, He will forgive our sin and credit us with His own perfect score! We become clothed in the righteousness of Jesus, so when the Father looks at us, He sees us as being perfect.
Think about that for a moment. I am 45, which means that when God the Father looks at me, He sees me as if I have not sinned for more than 16,000 days!
Today’s Good News is that Jesus lived a perfect life so that we could have His perfect record.
Now, go share the Good News…
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