ALL IS A BIG WORD! 9-25-2016

posted Sep 19, 2016, 2:35 PM by Dale Barnes   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 2:36 PM ]

“We ALL, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us ALL.” (Is.53:6 NIV)

“...for ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and ALL are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Ro.3:23-24 NIV)

ALL is a very inclusive word. It covers ALL of mankind. It is includes you and me, personally. With this being the case, we need to take seriously the facts involved.

ALL of us have gone astray; turned to our own way. Now your way may be different than mine. In fact, there may be many twists and turns involved, but it’s our ways.  In doing so, we ALL have sinned and have come short of God’s standard of righteousness. We are unable to stand in God’s presence and be accepted. When called to judgement, we would be separated from God and all his goodness and blessing forever.

God, however, because of his love for ALL, has taken the initiative and laid on Christ, his perfect son, the sin of us ALL. He paid the penalty for our sins.  He took our place under the judgement of God; the just one for the unjust ones. “When we were ALL still sinners, Christ died for us.”(Ro.5:8).

Because of God’s action of love, ALL are freely declared justified (righteous in God’s sight) because of the work of Christ.  What is our part?  We, ALL,(no exceptions) are to honestly recognize our need. Turn to God and put our trust in Christ. He did it for ALL!  Thanksgiving and praise is in order! He gives you and me the gift of eternal life. With a new life within, ALL can start a new relationship with God!