A Closer Look
Have you ever taken a class before that graded on the curve? In my experience, you’re just hoping that there aren’t too many brainiacs because if the course average has to land in a certain range, they’ll drive your marks down. It’s almost as if the people around you control your destiny. And while this may be true for your bell curve class, it isn’t for your life.
Paul writes in Romans 5:18 that “one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people.” What he’s saying is that all of us have been dealt the same blow. We’re all broken, prone to hurt people. Paul goes on to write “so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.” What this means is we all have the same solution presented to us too.
The circumstance you find yourself in, while it’s very real, it doesn’t change the state you find yourself in and it doesn’t change the way to get out of it. Jesus is the solution. Repenting of your sins and accepting his sacrifice allows you to swap places and get his righteous standing before God. There’s no other prescription except for Jesus Christ and him alone. God doesn’t grade on the curve!