For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We start right out with sin. There is no way around it at all. Thanks to Adam and Eve there in the garden. Eve just had to listen to that snake. To this day I do not like snakes and maybe that’s why. Back to Eve. It was bad enough that she had to eat of the fruit that she knew she was not to have eaten of, but turned around and gave it to Adam so he could also eat. Now we have the sin problem!
Stop and think, do you think we would have done any better if we had been there? Think about the last week or yesterday, did we go without sinning? Probably not.
Sin brings death. Lets take a look at the sweet, cute, loving, little new born baby. Surely there is no sin in that baby. They are to young to know anything about sin and never would sin. The Bible tells us “that all have sinned” in Romans 3:23. Think about your children when they were babies, only one thing was of interest to them and that was themselves and their needs.. That sure sounds like sin to me.
We go from sin to a gift. That sounds so much better to me.
Do we not all like to get gifts? Christmas, birthdays, other holidays and sometimes just an unexpected gift are nice to get. They are so much fun. Then we are expected to give back gifts on some of these occasions.
The best gift of all that we can get, is the free gift of eternal life that God gives to us. God loved us so much that He gave His only Son to die on the cross for our sins. If I had been the only person, with my sin, He still would have died for me and the same for you. This gift is free, all we have to do is accept it. That being, confessing our sins to Christ and accepting Him as our personal Savior.
Sin – Death -Gift – Eternal Life
When I think of all Christ gave up just for me, a sinner, just because He wanted me to be in Heaven with Him. It makes me ask what am I doing for Him, who loved me so?