Ok, be honest. When you read the title, how many of you immediately thought of zombies? Maybe I'm the only weird one (smiles), but that's exactly what I thought. Perhaps I've watched one too many zombie movies. In movies like these, the apocalypse starts with an infection that spreads throughout humanity, wiping out much of the population. The infected walk around in filthy clothes, glimpses of who they used to be. Those who are left search feverishly for a cure, but one is rarely found. Not the kind of infection I want to get.
But the Bible says that we are all infected.
We are all infected and impure with sin.
When we display our righteous deeds,
they are nothing but filthy rags.
Like those creatures in the zombie movies, our infection makes us do things we don't want to do. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. (Rom. 7:15) I don't want to be ugly and hateful (well, I have to admit that sometimes I do want to be that way, but that's the topic for another post). I don't want to be selfish and lazy. I have a desire to do good, but I can't carry it out.
We are infected - is there a cure?
Yes! Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Rom. 7:25)
Jesus' blood contains the cure for our infection. Because of His death on the cross, we are no longer condemned to death. His blood brings healing from our curse.
YOU ARE FREE!
YOU ARE FREE!
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