“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 (NLT)
Sin means literally “to miss the mark”, like an archer. Sin is not necessarily defined by moral wrongness, by transgressing some set of rules, but instead it is doing anything that takes our focus off God (the target), and onto ourselves, thinking we are the be-all-and-end-all. It can be doing what is wrong or not doing what is right according to God’s rules. We all make mistakes and separate ourselves from God as part of our sin nature. While we deserve death, God made a way we could spend time with him both now and through eternity in the death of his only Son, Jesus.
Prayer: God, I admit I have missed the mark in my life. I deserve to be separated from you. Thank you for your sacrifice so I can have eternal life in you. In Jesus name. Amen.