“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glourious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.” Romans 3:23-24 NLT

We are defined not by our accomplishments or failures, but by WHO WE ARE in Christ.

This can be good news when what we’ve done is nothing to brag about. Maybe we’ve lived a sinful lifestyle, been selfish and unkind, or just experienced a lot of failure in our life. Praise God that he doesn’t define us by what we’ve done, but by what Christ did for us. He died on the cross so that our sins could be forgiven. And when we believe and accept the sacrifice he made for us, we are cleansed. Then God sees us as though we have never sinned! And that’s our new identity – a follower of Christ, clothed in his righteousness.


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