Scripture to Read: Romans 6:23
Anytime we have an opportunity to share the “good news” about our Lord Jesus Christ with people, it’s almost guaranteed that we’ll use Romans 6:23 in our presentation. God’s Word says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” We know the result of sin is death, and though God has said it and shown it numerous times in Romans 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, He repeats it in Romans 6:23. God repeats Himself a lot in His Word because He knows we are so slow to get what He’s teaching us. Here are just a few passages of Scripture to prove that God does not want us to miss that sin results in death (Romans 1:32, Romans 5:12, Romans 6:16, Romans 6:21, Romans 8:6, Romans 8:13, Galatians 6:8). We could find many more, but there’s no need at this point. On the flip side, we have the “good news” that “the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The fact that salvation is free is so hard for people to understand. Salvation is not cheap, because our Lord Jesus Christ died to pay the penalty for our sin. We’ll never fully comprehend this side of heaven the price that Christ paid for our sin. It’s hard for us to imagine taking the punishment for the sins of the entire human race, but that is what Christ did for every person who has ever lived and is still to come.
Challenge & Application
What tremendous news was your takeaway from today’s devotion?
How will you share this incredible news with someone today or this coming week?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!