2 Cor. 21, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God”.
Sin is replicative in nature. One act of sin calls for subsequent acts of the similar nature because of the momentary gratification it produces.
The effect of sin was one man sinned so all were called sinners since all inherited the sinful nature. What is Sin? Sin is simply not doing the good that we know to do. In other words it is the deliberate resistance to the urge to do good. Is there any logical explanation why we don’t do what we know is good and instead choose just the opposite? This is how sin works, it paralyses our discernment and blocks our vision.
What God did to deal with the disease of sin? He designed a solution that again is replicative in nature “Righteousness of God”. He brought himself down to the level of sinful men and became a part of the problem by sharing the sinful nature so that men may share in his righteousness. It’s easy to deal with the problem being a spectator but the challenge is to walk through it and work out a solution. When men were unable to do good, God became a part of the weakness of men by putting himself under sinful nature so that He could deliver those who come to him in faith.
We identify ourselves with those who have been through similar circumstances as we face. This is what God did. He planned a remedy to deal with sinful nature by being a part of sin, so that when tempted to sin, we may not rely on our own strength but know that strength is available from the one who has been through it. It was God’s love that brought him down and made him to share the sinful nature of men. The greater became smaller so that the smaller be exalted to stature of the greatest. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son so that whoever believe on him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.
How does the God-given remedy work and what are the practical implications?
God’s dealing with sin makes us humble, for it declares that all of us have sinned and fell short of his glory. We all are the same and no one is better than the other. We all need a saviour to help us in our time of need.
God’s remedy encourages us to stand on the truth that we are God’s loving children and will always be despite being sinful. We never lose this identity despite our weak nature, since our identity is not made up by our works – good or bad. It’s already been established before we even did anything and no one can take it away from us.
Does the assurance that we always be loved despite our weakness give us a permission to lead an ungodly life knowing that the solution is available every time we do wrong? No. Once we have been enlightened, it becomes our responsibility to take God’s help and do our best not to go back to the old nature and habits. For the one who believes in God’s plan to deal with sin should also believe that God is powerful enough to save him from all temptations.
Are you deliberately running away from what your heart knows is good and tend to choose just the opposite? Are you tired that you have made many wrong choices and there is no going back? This is not true.
God has already designed a solution for you. Accept it with faith since it’s been designed by the one knows you intimately, He’s been through everything you are facing right now. Just believe your God and saviour that He is powerful enough to give you freedom. He loves you!