By: Undre Griggs, Jr
To understand the power of Jesus Christ we have to understand our own shortcomings. We have to understand well intentioned people are going to let us down. We also need to understand on our best day we are going to sin and make mistakes. Whether that sin comes by way of thought, action, or inaction is of no difference.
1 John 1:8 (ESV): If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
Romans 3:23 (ESV): For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
If all have sinned and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), how come some are going to be saved and some are going to perish? Quite simply, those who understand they sin every day and understand they will perish as a result will seek something to save themselves. Consider the task of walking in the light as Jesus walked in the light.
1 John 1:7 (ESV): But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Jesus stayed in the light till death and we are expected to do the same. But since we are in HIS light, we still have OUR darkness. As sinners, our light is not bright enough to save us; therefore we must walk in the pure light of Jesus Christ. As long as we stay in His light, we will be purified, but the moment we leave… our darkness will flourish. There is the need for a continual washing and rejuvenating of our soul in the blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:9). And there remains only one to be washed in the blood of Jesus, and that is through baptism for the remission of sin.
Revelation 1:5 (ESV): And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood