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The gospel is the perfect lens we need for everything. The danger is that sometimes we treat the gospel like we treat our glasses. We take it off when it’s inconvenient; we put it on when it seems to serve our purpose.
We all fall short—and we continue to fall short—of God’s brilliance, God’s standard, and God’s glory. By nature, we are opposed to him and never meet the standard. The beauty in Romans 3:24-25 is that we are justified by his grace through the gift of grace through Jesus.
Grace is not the license to do as we please but the power to do as we should. The struggle with sin is real, but we have security in Christ. If you didn't work your way into God's favor, you can't work your way out of it.