Daily Meditations: Before faith, we were enslaved by sin

“Before faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed.”

– Galatians 3:23

Before faith came to us, we were enslaved by sin, under the curse of the law, hopeless and without God in our life. Sin built a wall that kept us from seeing God’s presence and kept us from believing God’s promises. The law held us as prisoners because we are sinners who sin every day, rebelling against God’s presence, commands and provisions for us. Refusing to accept God’s authority, we put ourselves in charge in our mind but in reality we put sin and the devil in charge. Thus began our downfall toward destruction and death.

When faith came, we trusted the death of Jesus for sin through his death on the cross for us and in our place. His sacrifice is sufficient to pay for our sins, wash us clean from sin and make us fit for the family of God and relationship daily lived in him. Faith receives what Jesus did for us, claims the forgiveness and cleansing Jesus offers and lives in his love, mercy and grace each day. In God’s economy, sinners are welcomed, forgiven and loved. Unbelievers are welcomed to come and discover who Jesus is. There is room for all in the house and family of God.