We are born into this world. Moreover, we are all born into sin. This is an ugly truth which we must, at some point, accept.
Sin and guilt go hand in hand. Who likes to be guilty? Who likes to be labeled a sinner? Some people claim they are proud of their sin, but there is no real pride in sin.
In the Declaration of Independence there is a quote that contains the words “all men are created equal”; this is true, but often not understood. We are born into this world, naked. We are born with a sinful nature. From there the disparities begin to emerge, but the core of the statement is true. The real and most meaningful truth is we are born with a sinful nature.
Romans:3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
From the greatest preacher to the least of those we see as good or moral, we share one common bond: Sin. We all have a common starting point and that is the realization of sin. No matter where you are or who you are today, take strength in knowing that, just like you, we have all sinned. Don’t be intimidated by it, nor those who have been elevated beyond their sin by that precious blood of Jesus. The work which He accomplished at the cross, He did as much for you as any you consider above you.
Romans:5:12: Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Romans:5:17: For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Romans:5:18: Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Romans:5:19: For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Romans:5:20: Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
Romans:5:21: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
God is calling through the Holy Spirit to all who will hear. Do not let others sway you. Do not let anyone make you feel unworthy, we were all once unworthy. Take heed to His Word, His voice, His Spirit. All that Jesus did, He did for you as much as anyone else. Today is the day of salvation, we have no promise of tomorrow. Today, you too can be a sinner, saved by grace!