Who Could Stand?
If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.--------Psalm 130:3-4
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.--------Romans 3:23-24
Have you ever thought about where mankind would be if God kept a record of ALL our sins, individually? I am SO thankful that He had a plan, before the creation of the world, for the REDEMPTION of mankind’s soul. Otherwise we would ALL be under condemnation, and facing ETERNAL damnation. But God in His INFINITE, UNFAILING LOVE for the CROWN of His creation, opted to have MERCY through His GRACE and FORGIVE ANYBODY who comes to Him for the SALVATION of their souls.
If God had NOT had a plan, and did keep records of ALL our sins, there would be absolutely NO one who could stand before Him and be given an inheritance of Heaven for ALL eternity, on their OWN merits.
The Apostle Paul says: “For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” When we are born we are born with a sinful nature. We are born with a nature to sin. EVERY child, begins practicing sin from a very early age, because of the sinful nature. So God, being a JUST God, has a plan for EVERYONE to be JUSTIFIED by His grace, and that justification comes through the shedding of the LIFE-BLOOD of His ONLY BEGOTTEN Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. And so the REDEMPTION PLAN was put into place for the SALVATION of MANKIND.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God. You have NOT been REDEEMED and JUSTIFIED and you will NOT receive an INHERITANCE of eternity in Heaven, but you will receive CONDEMNATION and an eternity in Hell. You can CHANGE your status from CONDEMNATION to REDEMPTION by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and receive His FORGIVENESS for ALL your sins. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!