Leviticus 5:17, “If anyone sins and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD’s commands, even though they do not know it, they are guilty and will be held responsible.”
God’s standard is perfection. But no matter how hard we try to live a perfect life, it eludes us. We strive for goodness and spin the hamster wheel that leads nowhere. In our finite minds, we think we’re good people, and we ask, “Isn’t that good enough?”
In God’s economy, our good isn’t good enough. He holds us accountable for everything we’ve ever done, said, and thought. Even if we’re ignorant of what is right and wrong, we’re still responsible for our choices. And the payment for our sin is death.
The only thing that can pay for sin is the shedding of blood by a pure sacrifice. Jesus became our sin offering so we could be free from the penalty of death. By receiving His gift of salvation, He gives us eternal life and restores our relationship with God.
Through the blood of Christ, He makes us perfect. He declares us, “Good enough!” because He is God enough!
Thank you, Jesus, for loving me so much that You paid the ultimate price. Because of You, I can live and be in a right relationship with my Heavenly Father. I surrender my life to You. Amen.