And that is what some of you were. 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 6:11

As Paul recounts the sins of the Corinthian believers, he resolves with the work of the gospel. The prior list is graphic, but that is where the mercies of God shine the most. No matter how shameful your background, the good news is that you were washed clean and accepted into God’s family. Jesus took our shameful lives upon Himself through His death on the cross so that we could be justified — or “just if I’d” never sinned. What a glorious pardon! When we realize that we were bought with a price, and what a price Jesus paid, we are compelled to glorify God with our bodies and our lives.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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