Who among us fully comprehends their sinful conditions? At times we do something so blatantly wretched that we catch small glimpses of our depravity, but those glimpses fade rather quickly. Most of the time, we have difficulty really believing that we deserve eternity in hell.
At least I do.
But in such horrible moments, the Lord calls His people to look towards the Gospel. Jesus took our sin, bearing it on the cross as if it belonged to Him! As innocent as He is, He accepted the condemnation that rightfully belongs to you and me.
When we grasp the magnitude of Christ’s sacrifice for us, how can we fail to adore Him? How can we keep from worshiping Him as the incredibly wonderful Savior He is? Perhaps our vileness, in all its stench and squalor, allows the splendor of His love and grace to shine more brilliantly. Hallelujah! What a Savior!