“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.”
– Titus 2:11
Yesterday, we talked about how a Christian worldview addresses the problem of sin and shame in the world. Today, I want to discuss the fourth and final question any viable worldview must answer (and it’s the most important of all): What’s the solution?
Quite simply, the cross and resurrection of Jesus are the only true answer to the problem of sin, wickedness, guilt, and shame on the earth. The grace, or favor, that comes to us because we are seen through the Father’s eyes (in the same way He sees Jesus) has the power to break chains and set us free eternally! When Jesus went to the cross, He took every sin you’ve ever committed — past, present and future — upon Himself, and it was nailed there, never to emerge again. When He died, He became your sin and when He arose, He became your righteousness; all you need to do is receive His free gift of grace. Once you have accepted Him, it’s a done deal, and you can rest in the assurance that you have right standing in His presence. He loves you so much that He made a way for you to be connected to Him for eternity!
Jesus, thank you for taking my sin upon yourself and for setting me free from the bondage of guilt and shame. I believe you are the only solution to the problem of sin in the world.
Are you a disciple of Jesus? If so, how has He been your life’s answer?