Jesus lived a sinless life ~ he never sinned against God or man.

From our every day life and our personal experiences, we are well aware of our inability to keep the spirit of the law and the letter of the law. Many times we compare ourselves to others and think that we are not nearly as evil or as mean or terrible as other people so therefore we build ourselves up as being noble and good. However, the truth is we are all quite guilty of sins against God and against our fellow man. There is no one righteous, except one. Jesus lived a sinless life. He never sinned in word or deed, in thought or action.

One way for us to comprehend a sinless life is to realize that temptation is different than sin. Temptation means that we are presented with a choice between right and wrong. Can you imagine always choosing to do the right thing? Can you imagine always being kind, always being honest, always being loving not only in your actions, but also in your thoughts and in your heart? This is what it would be like to not sin. Jesus never chose wrong. He always chose obedience.

For that reason, we have been given a great gift. Jesus Christ died for the ungodly ~ that’s you and me!

Bible Reading

Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 

Romans 3:23  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 

Roman 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans 5:6-11
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. 

Romans 8:1-4
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Romans 3:19-20
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the law, rather through the law we become conscious of sin.

Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.


God, we thank you for showing us our great shortcomings. We confess our sins. You have revealed to us our sin not only through the law, but also through our conscience so that we are without excuse. I understand that I have sinned not only against man, but against You. I understand. My guilt is real and I am powerless to help myself to keep from sinning again and again. We are all accountable. But it is by your gift that I am saved through faith, not by my works so that I cannot boast. You love me and gave yourself for me. This is a great mystery which is hard for me to comprehend. But I know I am a sinner and apart from you, I can do nothing to save myself from my sin. Thanks be to God for your great gift of Jesus to die for me so that my relationship is now not from obligation, but love and gratitude to you as my Creator, Savior and Lord.