In Romans 3:23 it says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” To fall short means that we miss the mark. We might come close, but we never reach what we have aimed at.
If you have ever seen a dartboard and darts, you know that the center circle on it, called the bullseye, is the target that you aim at. It is the goal of the game to hit it. Hitting the bullseye gives the most points. But, according to the verse in Romans because of sin, we all come short of hitting that target.
Many think that good works like joining a church or doing things for the church will help them hit that target, but they aren’t good enough. Some think if they give tithes and offerings that it will get you to the target, but there isn’t enough money in the world to hit the target.
Although being a church member and doing things while giving your money are all good things, they are not good enough. We will still miss the mark which is the bullseye.
That is why we need a savior. The only one that hits the bullseye is someone that never sinned, and that counts me out and counts you out. Jesus Christ was tempted like we are tempted, but never yielded to the temptation. He never sinned. It takes sinless blood to hit the bullseye, and his was sinless.
In Romans 6:23 it says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Because of the original sin of Adam, we are born with a sin nature. It will never be without sin. But thank goodness that Jesus paid for our sins by shedding his blood on the cross. Because of this, we can be saved from the death sentence which is separation from God for eternity. When we invite Christ into our lives and we become born again, we are free from that verdict. It allows us to be in Christ, the one that hit the bullseye.
Praise God there is an escape from death through Jesus Christ! He hit the bullseye for us and gave us eternal life as the reward!
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