Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
Select a thought to read by choosing a collection, the month, and then the day:
“But if while seeking to be justified by Christ, we ourselves are also found to be sinners,
is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Absolutely not! For if I build up again the things I tore down, I make myself the transgressor.”
Paul, in Galatians 2:17-18
If one of God’s servants does evil, does that mean Jesus is evil, or that he endorses evil when it is done by one of his servants? As Paul said, “Absolutely not!” If God’s servants stray from the right path, they make themselves the transgressors, not Christ. Enemies of the Lord always are looking for sin among God’s people that they may use as a pretext for rejecting the Lord. But a failure on the part of one of God’s children is no excuse for refusing to obey Jesus, the Lord of heaven and earth. Jesus is “separate from sinners”; he is holy and true and pure. Men’s errors show weakness in men, not in Jesus. No man’s sin makes Christ a sinner.