HOW FREEDOM COMES

So that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:7-8 (NKJV)

Sin had infiltrated the ranks of the Corinthians church. Members of the congregation knew of the situation, yet they had done nothing to right it. Paul wrote his letter with the purpose of correcting the sin before it became a stumbling block.

But instead of condemning and lashing out at the church, notice how Paul chose to address the congregation: “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 1:2 NASB). Paul expressed the truth about God’s love for His people. He reminded them of their position in Christ and how they had been sanctified and separated by their faith.

It was also a reminder of God’s personal love for us. Each of us at some point will fall short of God’s plan. This, in fact, is the very definition of sin: missing the mark that God has set as a standard for us to live by. When sin enters our lives, we suffer.

Freedom comes when you turn to Him and ask Him to apply His forgiveness to your life.

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