Christ is the End
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
We can never establish our own righteousness. As hard as we may try, we will never be good enough to have a relationship with God on our own. We must come to Him through the cross with full faith in Christ, who is the end of the law. The law stands to expose our failures and shortcomings. Jesus is the only man who ever obeyed the law completely, and He became a sacrifice so that we who could not keep the law can have a relationship with the Father and be made whole.
We’ve all sinned, made mistakes, failed, and rebelled. When we come face to face with our soiled condition, our tendency is to deny it, excuse it, or try to justify it. Regardless of how we handle our sin, we can never clean it up enough to make it righteous on our own. We must admit our failure and submit it to Christ. When we do, the grace of His forgiveness enables us to turn completely from that sin and to begin to walk in true righteousness. This is true grace – the ability to admit our wrongs and accept forgiveness in order to walk free from the bondage of sin.
Grace was never meant to be a blank check to sin as we desire or to excuse our wrong actions. Grace does not allow us to keep our sin; it enables us to walk free from it. Anything that excuses sin, rather than transforming us from it, is not grace at all.
If you are struggling with failure in some area, understand today that Christ is the end of it. Submit it fully to Him, and walk free from it. You have an advocate with the Father who died for you and who sits at the right hand of God interceding for you daily. Trust His love for you, and allow His grace to set you free from any sin that ensnares you. Everyone who believes in Him shall not perish!
Have a blessed day!