THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A lady called down to the desk of the hotel.
She sounded frightened.
She said, "Help me, I'm trapped in my room."
The clerk asked, "What makes you think you're trapped?"
She said, "There are three doors. One leads to the bathroom, on leads to the closet, and the other has a sign on it that says DO NOT DISTURB."
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
The Bible not only says that all men are sinners, but declares that all men are "under sin."
The word under is from the Greek hupo, which means "beneath," "below." or trapped underneath.
No matter what a person's rank or place in society, he/she is a sinner by nature of being human.
The "law" of God that declares us guilty.
Therefore, the "law" of God cannot declare us innocent!
But the Good News is that the "law" of God leads us to the "Law Giver," Who is Jesus Christ!
God's law is not like man's law.
It declares us guilty; yet also clearly defines the manner by which we may be cleansed, made whole again, and acceptable in the sight of God.
That manner is through Christ only.
He has set the pattern.
He has cleared the path.
That pattern and path is submission to God in sincerity, even though it brings death (Philippians 2:5-11).
Those who commit to "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 2:5), are believers!
And those believers are given faith, which is the entering and enabling of God's Holy Spirit Who seals us and keeps us until the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30).
Yes, we are sinners all, and all the time.
But God does NOT have a "Do Not Disturb" sign on His escape door!
PRAISE GOD, we are given salvation through Christ our Lord!