So many Christians have a problem believing that God loves them because they focus on their faults and failures, never completely understanding that God has forgiven them of all their sins through their faith in Jesus Christ. People often say, “I am just an old sinner saved by grace,” not realizing that they are confessing to still being a sinner. When you are saved by God’s grace, God no longer considers you to be what you use to be, which is a sinner. Yes, you may still commit sin, but you have a new nature, where your old sinful nature was crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20) and you have been redeemed (Galatians 3:13). And in being redeemed or delivered, you are now considered a new creation (II Corinthians 5:17) having put on Christ (Galatians 3:27).
Scripture tells us “That you are to put away, in relation to your earlier way of life, the old man, which has become evil by love of deceit; and be made new in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man, to which God has given life, in righteousness and a true and holy way of living” (Ephesians 4:22-23 BEV). So, instead referring to yourself as “just an old sinner saved by grace,” maybe it is time to renew your thinking and change your confession.
We pray that today’s inspirational message will give you a new perspective on doing just that. We pray that this commentary will bless you, inform you, and that you will be the better for having read it. If blessed by them, please share so that others may be blessed as well. Amen.
Enjoy your blessings - KW