Apr 4, 2010
Justice and Grace
The liberty that has been given to man has been abused and that liberty has led us into sin, where we choose to find other gods to replace the One True God. We have chosen to serve ourselves, money, capitalism, lust, pride, all before choosing to serve the king of eternity. In our liberty we have put on chains of the slavery of sin and then began to worship our chains. Our liberty has let us justly earn God’s condemnation and our death.
Justice for us is the due penalty for our work. Before God no man can walk to Him and claim innocence. We all come as treasonous sinners who deserve the wrath of God. There is no man who can stand in light of the holiness of God and hopefully ask for justice. Justice for us all would be eternal death.
As Christians we do not stand on liberty and justice because our liberty has led us to sin and justice has led us to death. Today we stand on grace and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. His grace has freed us from the chains of sin, and by His blood we may come before God, not as enemies, but as sons.