The Free Gift
Romans 5:17 For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. #Bible
One man’s trespass brought death to the world, death being the rejection by God who is Life. Death isn’t the end of consciousness or existence, all are created as eternal beings. Therefore separation from the Creator God is the absence of life, existing in nothing, being put away from life, hell itself, the lake of fire, eternal agony, uselessness.
One Man Jesus who came and stepped into our place and received our condemnation and died experiencing all that we would have suffered in death. Jesus who rose from this death gave us so much more in life eternal, that it points out just how severe death eternal is for those who refuse Jesus’s free offer to be saved from this horrible death.
So this Man Jesus who is God in the flesh brought us so much more through Grace, Gods unlimited, unearned favor, and His Righteousness, to reign in right living, given freely to all who believe in Jesus, even adoption into the family of God.
I believe we don’t see this death correctly, at least as God sees it. That would motivate Him to send His only begotten Son Jesus to satisfy the requirement, the necessity of judgement for our rebellion, our sin.
When you look at the earth, and even the universe, no matter how small man attempts to make it. It leaves me thinking just how small and limited my understanding of anything is. No matter if you pluck a leaf of a tree, or you gaze into space our vision is so shallow. Even with the greatest microscope, or telascope we are ignorant of what is really going on, or the depth of God’s creation.
This life though brief, us summed up with nothing more than a question, for those who reject God’s offer of salvation.
I pray if you don’t know Jesus the Christ, or you know Him, but choose to keep one foot in the world and its allurements, that you would come home to your Creator and God. Turn to Jesus.