Existence of sin helps us experience the grace of God

Oupa Kheshwa, social observer.
Oupa Kheshwa, social observer.

We are all children of God.

In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. He then created Adam from dust and then created Eve from the rib of Adam.

God then gave Adam the authority to manage and name all other things on earth, including animals. This was because God loved and still loves his creations. He blew his own breath into us, which we are still breathing today. Despite the fact that sin entered the world through a human being, God never stopped loving us (John 3:16).

What happened is that the devil makes us see good in evil or bad things, just to bring us confusion and contradiction, making us believe that God does not exist.

The truth is God does exist and He is alive. You see, we would not be able to see God’s love if sin had not entered the world. We would not have seen the sacrificial grace of God, the forgiveness, if sin had not entered the world (Luke 15:11-32 and Exodus 32:14).

Even in our sinful ways or actions, God is still expecting us to repent and submit under Him or to Him with all our body, mind and soul. God wants us to follow him and trust in him with all our hearts. But what the devil’s temptation does to us, damages our minds so that we only see good in evil deeds that we do or the bad things that happen in our lives. However, what the devil does not know is that he cannot take away the gifts or blessings given to us in eternity and that was given to us before our creation and he has to go into eternity to face God in order to take that away from us (Jeremiah 29:11).

You see, brethren, God still loves us and He has not forgotten us, even in all the trials, tribulations and challenges we face (1 John 3:2).

The truth is that God may have allowed certain things to happen in our lives just to let us know or make us aware that we are nothing without Him and that we should learn to trust in Him and be thankful to Him and to turn unto Him by prayer in times of challenges, trials and tribulations, for we are victorious in Christ Jesus (Revelations 6:2). With Him we can defeat all evil works and enemies. Let’s not be dismayed by people. Trust in the Lord (Numbers 23:8-10).

We should know that God loves us and he will never abandon us, nor forsake us, for He is full of grace and forgiveness. He only needs us to search for him and find him and He will search for us and find us.

  • Oupa Kheshwa works for Department of Human Settlements and writes in his personal capacity.
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