"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" (Romans 8:35)
-Shall staying up too late (yet again)?
-Shall sleeping in too long (yet again)?
-Shall saying things you wish you hadn't (yet again)?
-Shall the surprisingly unattractive overflow of your heart?
-Shall your inability to keep a clean house?
-Shall your inability to write a book, an article...post a blog?
-Shall your lack of exercise?
-Shall your financial state?
No! None of these are able to separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Jesus atoned for me once and for all time. I must confess and repent (1John 1:9), but I do not need to "go outside the camp". I do not need to rip my clothes, mess up my hair, and cover my face. (Lev. 13:45)
There is no guilt here. Not because I have not sinned, but because I am "in Christ Jesus"!
Ahhh...what a beautiful difference a Savior makes.
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