Good Morning June 10

How do you measure sin? “Oh, there he goes talking about sin again!” It is just that unless we face the reality of sin we do not see the reality of God’s love. So the question is, how do you measure sin? We’ve just heard on the news that two very dangerous murders escaped from a New York prison. Well, we are certainly not as bad as they are. We’ve never murdered anyone,and don’t have all the police looking for us. We are better than those terrible sinners. We can always look around and find someone we think is worse than we are. Unfortunately, other people’s behavior is not the standard of measure that God uses. Scripture declares that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.(Romans 3:23) The holiness, the glory of God is the standard by which all are measured. We are not looking so good now! But it is just here in facing this reality that we begin to understand the depth of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. The Romans verse continues, but they “are justified freely by (God’s) grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus”. Big words, but it simply means that God did for us what we could not possibly do for ourselves, bridge the gulf that our sins have made between ourselves and our God. That is a depth of love beyond all others.