Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin?”  Proverbs 20:9

All have sinned….(Romans 3:23).  That certainly includes me.

The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23a)  Uh-oh. 

But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Romans 6:23b).  Whew!  How do I get that gift?

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  (Romans  10:9). 

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  (John 3:16)

I now can say I am clean and without sin, but only because of God’s free gift. 

(Note:  My being without sin is positional through Christ’s work of grace, but I still have to confess sins to be in fellowship with God.  I John 1:9)

So simple, yet volumes have been written to explain it.  Here is one tiny volume, not to explain God and His Ultimate Gift, but to proclaim this Gift and its byproducts. 

Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends, Musings on Life, Scripture and the Hymns.   



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