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The more understanding I have, the less I understand

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

Jesus said when praying to His father in heaven; “I think You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.” I am a sinner, I am not good, yet Christ died. God treated Jesus on the cross who had never sinned, or even had the capacity to sin like He had committed every sin by all who would ever believe. Then God treats those who have sinned as though we are righteous. Jesus did nothing deserving of death but was killed and we did everything deserving of death but receive life. The more understanding I have, the less I understand!

We are all sinners, sin is breaking the law of God and all who break the law will be held accountable, wether you like it or not the penalty for breaking God’s law is death in hell “where, Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.” “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” And Christ said of those who commit lawlessness; “Then the Son of Man will send out His angles, and they will gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” You know what sin is, God has written His laws on your heart. Have you ever told a lie? If you have you have broken the 9th commandment of God and the bible says “all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death”. Have you ever stolen anything, anything at all however small, if you have you are a thief and have broken the 8th commandment of God’s law! Have you committed adultery? Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not commit adultery. But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Have you looked at another person with lust if you have you are and adulterer at heart and have broken the 7th commandment of God that says do not commit adultery. The 6th commandment of God’s law says do not murder and most people think they are good on that one but God’s law goes so much deeper than the surface, God sees the intentions of the heart. Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘you shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment”. How often have you been angry at someone?

Now why do I ask you these difficult questions? Because I love you, that’s right I love you. Hell is real, there is a real place called hell where if you are not saved you will be forever. God sent His one and only Son Jesus to be His sacrifice for our sins. God poured out all of His judgment on Jesus who had never sinned and offers you who have sinned eternal life. So what must you do to be saved? Repent! That means to turn from what you are doing and turn to Jesus. No longer trusting in your own goodness but trust in Christ goodness, no longer trusting in your own acts but trust in the acts of Jesus, you can do nothing to save yourself but if you will Repent today and put all of your trust in Jesus Christ every sin you have ever committed or ever will commit will be wiped away and God will see you as righteous even though you are not. Is that not absolutely amazing. What an amazing God who would do that for us.

Trust in Jesus Christ today, your life depends on it,
Mike Peek

(Bible verses quoted in NKJV: 2 Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 12:25, Mark 9:44, 1 John 3:4, Matthew 13:41-42, Revelations 21:8, Matthew 5:27-28)