Grace has a remarkable quality to it; in its truest form it removes all judgement. Not only does it prevent the fear of judgement from God through the intervention of our advocate Jesus, but it also alleviates the need to judge our own worth and the worth of others.

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 2:1-2

Actions still have consequences and sin still brings about its result in our lives, but what changes is the way we see the human soul. No longer under the law of death and punishment, we see all people as worthy of the sacrifice of Christ. Worthy, not because of their ability to save themselves, but because of the high price already paid for them on the cross.

Lord, help us to look at people with your eyes and see lost children who need you and value every life as you do. Amen

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published April 30, 2020