I was in the office kitchen this morning and a co-worker asked me, “How are you?”
Without thinking I usually say, “Fine.” Nobody really wants an honest answer. The few times I’ve tried it, the other person feels responsible to respond in a meaningful way, and who has insights to give that early in the morning when you can barely pour a cup of coffee? So I’ve learned to answer in a neutral way.
But this morning I said, “I’m rejoicing that all of my sins are forgiven.”
And that opened up a beautiful gospel conversation.
I continued, “Did you know your sins are finite in number, and God knows every one of them, and they were all forgiven in Christ from the moment you were born?”
That lead to other comments about the wonderment of what God has done for us in his Son.
God purchased your soul before you were even conceived. Ephesians 1:4
God saw every one of your sins before you existed. Psalm 139
Each one was completely paid for before you committed any of them. Ephesians 1:7-10
Even those you haven’t committed yet, every one of them is already paid for, atoned for, and you are declared forgiven.
You’ve been forgiven in Christ from before the foundation of the world right through to eternity. Ephesians 1
What scandalous love!
Questions: How does that truth impact your struggles with sin today? How does it change your concept of who God is?
Talk to me.