“Jesus didn’t die to make bad people good. He died to make dead people live.” -Unknown
“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.” -Ephesians 2:1-3
You see, sin doesn’t just make you bad. It ropes you in and pulls you down until you’re stuck in the mire of your own unrighteousness. At that point, your blinded eyes are unresponsive to the obvious power and love of our God. It is only once He reaches down and begins to wipe the mud from your eyes that you can truly see Him for who He really is. After that, it doesn’t take much pondering to determine whether to stay in the mud of your sin or to run, clean, into His outstretched arms.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” -Ephesians 2:4-9
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