In the old days I was a believer in the guilt and shame philosophy and just knew in my heart that God loved me less because of my sin. But, praise God for opening my eyes, I’ve come to see things differently. The blood of Christ has been poured over me and washed me clean. Christ lifted me up, underserving though I be.
God loves me not because of my lack of sin or that I might now sin less than I once did, but because of the One who stands in substitution for me, shouldering the weight of my crimes. Jesus gave His blood for me, indeed for each of us.
What shall we give to Him? Our all! We and all that we have are His. Redeemed, how can we continue to act as if we were our own?
Christian, if you know Grace, you cannot, for your life has been purchased with a more precious life. Honor your Lord and share the grace that you know. Shoulder another’s weight today, and lift someone up in the name of Jesus.