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...Determined to establish law and order!
“Guilty 30 days!”
Before long she really cleaned up the county…
“Extra! Extra! Crime eliminated!”
…Through her tough enforcement of the existing fair and just laws.
“Justice must prevail! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!”
But one day…
“We caught another criminal judge.”
“Bring ‘em in.”
Suddenly, the judge had a dilemma.
“Mom! You were caught in the act?”
“‘Fraid so, dear.”
How could she send her own loving mother off to jail…yet what kind of justice would there be in the county is she didn’t?
“Yeesh! What am I going to do?”
Then the answer came to her.
“I know. Mom, for the sake of justice, the penalty for your crime needs to be paid.”
“But because of my love for you, I will serve your sentence.”
This was the only way the judge could show love for her mother and still maintain justice.
The same is true with God!
The only way God can be just, yet sill show His love for us is for Him to take our punishment upon Himself by allowing Jesus to die on the cross. You see, God loves us and wants a personal relationship with us.
[God] is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
However, our sins stand in the way.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:2
God can’t just forgive sin without any punishment. His standard is too great for that.
The wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23
…Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures…He was buried, [and] He was raised on the third day. 1 Corinthians 15:3,4
“Wow! What do I do?”
Simply place your trust in Jesus Christ as the payment for your sins, accepting God’s forgiveness and free gift of eternal life.
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
"Lord Jesus, I’m sorry that my sins have kept me from You. Thank You for paying for them with Your death. I accept Your forgiveness and invite You into my life as my Savior. Amen"
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