Zero to One Hundred (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 125)
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
When Jesus died on the cross, He took our sin and stood in our place so we can be made righteous before God. He didn’t just die for the sake of dying. He died to fulfill God’s perfect standard of holiness. He was 100% perfect. We are 0% perfect. If Christ had been anything less than 100%, even if He had been 99.9%, He could not take our place on the cross.
When you give your life to Christ, you ask Him to dwell within you. When He comes to live in your heart at that very moment of your asking, He brings His righteousness to your life. God doesn’t see us for we are imperfect sinners. But we can still come before the throne of grace because God sees Jesus — His righteous, holy Son. Jesus is perfect in every way and because He died, was buried, and rose from the dead, He can stand up in us and for us.
Jesus takes us from zero to one hundred because He is there. The power of His resurrection transforms our lives and restores our minds in the most amazing way. On the other side of everything unfortunate and distasteful in life is a grace that keeps on flowing and mercy that keeps on invading our space. The power of Christ is in His resurrection and it is the abiding hope of every believer.
Take a minute to think about the fact that Jesus loved you so much that He willingly laid down His life for you so you and I can be able to stand before God. You can’t get to one hundred by yourself. You can’t get to Heaven on your own. You can’t experience the fullness of goodness and righteousness that is Christ Himself without giving your heart and soul to Him. Let God take control, change your life, remodel your heart, and alter your life path for good.
“If I might comprehend Jesus Christ, I could not believe on Him. He would be no greater than myself. Such is my consciousness of sin and inability that I must have a superhuman Saviour.”
— Daniel Webster