We live in a time when people are looking for ways to be healthier, live longer, and enjoy the pleasures of this world. From ‘super foods’ and special diets to exercise and medical intervention, extraordinary amounts of money are spent trying to reach the ‘fountain of youth.’ This pursuit has not changed the fact that all die. Some live longer than others, but all die.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23). All have sinned (3:23), which means there is no escaping the death penalty. Healthy habits may extend our lives to some extent, but no program will avoid death. It is a price that must be paid for sin. At the same time, God is offering a “free gift” for those who will acknowledge their sinful condition and the guilt that goes with it and believe that Jesus provided a way to redeem us from such an eternal penalty.
In this “free gift” is God’s grace that justifies us; makes us righteous before God (3:24; 5:17; Titus 3:7). With this amazing grace, God’s “free gift” also gives “eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Eternal life cannot be found anywhere else except in God’s Son. God wanted His grace to reign through righteousness so every person can know and possess in Christ this eternal life. Because it is “in Christ Jesus our Lord” and we are in Him, this eternal life is enjoyed now as well as in eternity. If you possess this life, are you telling someone else today where to find it?
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