“I don’t need Jesus, because I’m already a good person.” Fraud alert! We all need Jesus! Don’t be deceived! Don’t fall for that scam.
Why do we all need Jesus? Because, when it comes to sin, we are all in the same boat!
John stated it this way:
“(8) If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (9) if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:8-9 ESV)
Sin must be acknowledged as the common malady among humanity! As Paul noted in his letter to the church at Rome, all have sinned and have therefore fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and can only find justification and redemption in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:24) Sin is the sickness and the Great Physician Jesus provides the remedy through the power of His blood!
In confessing our sin — rather than denying it — we all must turn to God’s provision of forgiveness and cleansing in Christ. (1 John 2:2) Regardless of the sin, to acknowledge it is not to lose hope, but to lead to steadfast hope through repentance (turning away from the sin) and surrender to the Sovereignty of Christ over our life. May we not be scammed out of that hope as we humbly recognize our need and rejoice in the provision we have in Jesus!
Have a great day REJOICING IN THE REDEMPTION IN CHRIST!