“If God grades on the curve, I’m probably between a C+ and a B-.”
Here’s the truth. God doesn’t grade on a curve. He sees you as you really are. He knows your words and actions, your true motives, and the intentions behind everything you do and think. Even more, He measures your actions, words, and motives against His standards, which reflect His perfect righteousness. Jesus gave us a glimpse of God’s perfect standards when He said if you have been angry with someone, you are just as guilty as one who committed murder (see Matthew 5:21–22). If you have failed to love your neighbor in the same manner and degree that you love yourself, then by the standard of God’s love, you have not loved your neighbor.
… But the great news is that He loves you and me anyway! He loves us so much that He has made the ultimate sacrifice (the death of His Son) to bring you and me into a miraculous, love-drenched, eternal relationship with Him.
~ Excerpted from The Jesus Mission by Steven K. Scott
“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” ~ Romans 8:1-2