Today I’m going to be doing my post on Ephesians 2:1-5 which says:
“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
In this passage, Paul is beginning to talk about sin and mercy. He starts off by saying that the people of Ephesus had been dead in their sins and tresspasses, following the ways of Satan, and the world. Paul then says that all of us lived among them once, doing sinful deeds, gratifying our flesh. We all followed our sinful nature, and deserted what was right.
However, Paul says that because of God’s great love for us, He made us alive! Because of God’s great love and mercy, He sent His son in our place. He sent Jesus to save all those lost and hurting, who have done wrong but don’t know how to make it up to God. If you have done wrong, and you don’t know what to do; if you have sinned, but you can’t be perfect, then simply look to Jesus. Look at Him, hanging on a cross, all of your sins and burdens laid upon Him. Everything you’ve done, or could imagine doing, all the punishment you deserve is gone. Jesus took it all away.
Please don’t ever forget what He has done for you. The Gospel is the most important message of all time; the message God has given us. Whenever you’re feeling down, or you feel like you can’t do anything right, remember Jesus and what He has done for you.
“Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.” Isaiah 41:10.