It is an amazing revelation that Jesus saved you from all of your sins and mistakes. As we just read in 2 Corinthians 5:17, when we make the decision to follow Jesus, we become entirely new people.
All of the mistakes that we have made have been forgiven and are completely removed from our lives. Can you believe that? All of them are taken away and we get a fresh start!
The reason Jesus forgives us from our sins is because He wants a relationship with us! He came on this earth, died on the cross, and forgave your sins, so that He can have a relationship with YOU. He loves you and wants to be a part of every day of your life.
As you read through this every day this week, you will discover what it looks like to have a relationship with Jesus. Jesus saved you from your sins and has given you new life! This is important to understand and will continue to transform the way you live.
The reason Jesus chose to do this is because He loves you more than you could ever know or imagine! The love Jesus has for you is what gave Him the courage to die on the cross and take the punishment we deserve and put it on Himself.
Jesus exchanged places with us. We deserved death and punishment for our sins and mistakes, yet Jesus, in His perfection, took the punishment that we deserve and put it on Himself. Because of this selfless act of love, we get all the benefits and blessings from Jesus: forgiveness, love, redemption, mercy, grace, and so much more!
Our sins have been forgiven and we can now have a new life and relationship with Jesus, but that’s not all! Because of what Jesus did on the cross and because you have decided to follow Jesus, your eternal destination is secured!
That means after we leave this earth, we get to spend all of eternity in Heaven, continuing our relationship with Jesus. This is good news!
KEY BIBLE VERSES
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
1 Corinthians 15: 3-4 (NLT) “I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.”
Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross and taking away my sins. Thank you for your forgiveness, love, and redemption. Help me to have a strong relationship with you and give me the strength to turn to you every time I mess up and make a mistake. I love you and am excited to start this new relationship with you. AMEN.