The Difference

Sometimes we miss the forest for the trees.  So, be sure not to miss the point in the passage famously paraphrased this week.   In 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul writes:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, ESV).

So, what’s the point?  Sin…any sin…every sin separates us from God.  And, Jesus is sufficient to forgive us and cleanse us from sin…any sin…every sin.  It is Jesus who makes the difference in our lives in our standing with God.  Jesus and Jesus alone.