“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~ Romans 6:23
When Adam and Eve hearkened to the voice of the devil and ate of the tree God had forbidden them, something happened. Although they may not have felt they were rebelling against God, they did. By doing what God asked them not to do and doing that which the devil wanted, they have aligned themselves with the devil. Disobedience to God simply means obedience to the devil. This is what sin is and they were separated from God. Being separated from God is death! God said in Genesis 2:17 “but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” What death signified here was not physical death but separation from God. Get this:
- The result of sin is death.
- Eternal life is God’s gift and not reward.
- The gift of life is only accessed in Jesus.
Well, God had plans for the salvation of man. While the devil thought it was over for the man, God already had His own plans. Because of the nature of sin, our good works could not meet up with God’s standard but God in the form of Jesus came to earth and died our death so that we can live His life on the merit of what He has done. It is on this basis that we have access to the gift of God. There are no wages mentioned her for good works because our good works cannot save us.
POINT TO NOTE
We do good because we are saved and not to get saved. By believing in what Jesus did on our behalf for our salvation, we are extending our hands to receive the life of Jesus and become alive in Him. If you are a believer in Jesus, you are saved! Although the wages of sin is death, God has given us His gift of life! Now, we are righteous and we live in Him.
“I was not worth it, I was not worth the love of God but He chose to love me anyway and save me from darkness! I am saved and I walk in the light of His word.”
Thank you, Father, for saving me! I deserved to be separated from you but you loved me so much that you came searching for me. I am grateful Lord. Amen.
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