Whether in the classroom, at home, on the playground or sports field, or out in public, it is easy to appreciate the behaviors of "good kids." It can be easy to express satisfaction with good behavior, but it can sometimes be a challenge to address less than desirable behavior. Fortunately for us, God knows how to respond to our sinful nature!
God sent Jesus to save us while we were still sinners. We should always try to be better people and live better lives through God's love and guidance, but He doesn't expect us to save ourselves. He offers redemption to all of us because He knows that there is nothing we could sacrifice, nothing we could do, that could earn redemption or escape our sinful nature. After accepting God's forgiveness, we can better understand God's mercy. As we grow and understand God's mercy, we can show it to others!
Be thankful that God saved you while you were still a sinner and show mercy to others!
Thank You for redeeming me even though I was and am a sinner. Help me to live a better life and to show mercy. Through Jesus I pray, amen.