IT’S NEVER TOO LATE.
Often when we as humans hear something too many times we tend to get desensitized to it. This means when we have heard something over and over again, it no longer has any effect on our behaviour or thinking.
When we are told about how we can go back to God after we have sinned, is one of those things we may become desensitised to. This is an issue spoken about so much that we often get used to hearing it , that we either think our sins are too much for God to forgive us; or that no matter what we do we can never get right with God.
These two issues are very important and they are what we as Christians deal with often. On righteousness and being right with God, we cannot buy our own salvation with our works or through our own actions. That is why Jesus died on the cross to mend the relationship between God and man. Because Jesus died on the cross we are redeemed and are justified by the grace of God.
“²³For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; ²⁴ being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23-24 KJV.
On sin being so much in our lives, I want to remind any open heart today that it is never too late to run back to God. Yes we hear it over and over again but do we actually understand this, do we really believe this? God is watching out for us with open arms just like the Father in the Prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32), waiting for us to come back home to him. With this in mind, we should not forget what the apostle Paul said in Romans. Yes, God’s grace is available but this does not mean we should continue to sin.
“¹What shall we then say? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? ²By no means! We are those who have died to sin, how can we live in it any longer? ³Or do you not know that all of us who were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? ⁴We were therefore buried with him through baptism into his death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life” Romans 6:1-4 NIV
We should not continue to sin because we know we can always run back to God. God being a gracious God should ‘by no means’ be taken for granted. The apostle Paul even lets us know that because Jesus Christ died and was risen from the dead, we too have a new life in Christ. This new life means that sin should no longer be a part of our lives and we should no longer dwell in sin. Yes, because of our human nature we may sin and fall short of the glory of God. But if and when we sin or fall, it is never too late to turn back to our gracious God.
IfeOluwa Jaiyesimi. ©
The Revolutionary Righter. ©