Coronavirus is bad. It is worldwide, and has drastically changed our lives. Some people are traumatised by it, while others deny or ignore its severity and symptoms. Scientists work hard to understand it better and to produce a vaccine or cure.
There is, however, a worldwide problem, affecting us all, which is far, far worse. It is an old-fashioned word, and it is an unpleasant concept. But it features strongly in the Bible. It is ‘SIN’.
Like it or not, we all sin. And like it or not, we all die as a result.
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us”1 John 1:8
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”Romans 3:2
“For the wages of sin is death…”
While we can be badly influenced by other people, but even total isolation cannot shield us from sin, because it comes from within ourselves.
And [Jesus] said, ‘What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness’”Mark 7:20-22
Unlike the virus, we know the symptoms. The Bible tells us. And unlike the virus, there is a remedy, the cost of which was phenomenal. The only man who has never sinned died an excruciating death so that our sins can be forgiven and so that we can be saved from eternal death.
”For when we were without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life”Romans 5:6-10
How can we ignore this solution to our biggest problem?