There Is a Way

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But God has a way to make people right, and it has nothing to do with the law. He has now shown us that new way, which the law and the prophets told us about. God makes people right through their faith in Jesus Christ. He does this for all who believe in Christ.

Everyone is the same. All have sinned and are not good enough to share God’s divine greatness. They are made right with God by his grace. This is a free gift. They are made right with God by being made free from sin through Jesus Christ. God gave Jesus as a way to forgive people’s sins through their faith in him.

God can forgive them because the blood sacrifice of Jesus pays for their sins. God gave Jesus to show that he always does what is right and fair. He was right in the past when he was patient and did not punish people for their sins. And in our own time he still does what is right. God worked all this out in a way that allows him to judge people fairly and still make right any person who has faith in Jesus. (‭Romans‬ ‭3:‭21-26‬ ERV)

No human being has an inside track to God. We're all the same. We're all needy. We disguise or hide our need in different ways, but it's there. And we can't get rid of it on our own.

But God made a way to deal with our neediness, and opened up relationship with God. It was always His plan, but this wasn't known till He sent His Son, Jesus Christ.

What was God's plan? The Father sent His Son to rescue us. Jesus traded His life for us—everyone—to set us free from our selfish need (sin).

His life was taken on the cross—by His free will—so we could be accepted into God's family. What's required of us? Nothing. Nothing but our trust in Jesus and what He did for us all. ©Word-Strong_2015