We can’t help ourselves

Christ didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. (Message) God demonstrates His love for us in that… while we were still helpless….while we were still sinners Christ died for us. (Mounce) Rom. 5:6-8

Christ causes us to belong in His Kingdom and in His own family. There was nothing we can accomplish or deny ourselves that makes us more ready or fit to be there. We can’t help ourselves. Fortunately Christ did help us. Before we knew to ask, before we realized we needed His help, Christ transformed us as we could not transform for ourselves. Should we, then, withhold our love or acceptance from those who fail to meet our conditions? Should we, then, beat ourselves up when our own efforts fall short? His Kingdom is where we live now. His children are who we are now.

Lord, show me how to live out redemptive grace in a judgmental world.