For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)
“For all have sinned….”: What the Bible is saying is that every single human being on earth is a sinner: Pause and ask yourself: “Have I always acted right? Have I always obeyed God’s commands? If you are honest with yourself, the conclusion will be “Yes, I am a sinner”
The Bible continues that this sin has separated us from God: “fall short of the glory of God.” This means we have no relationship with God—both in this life and when we die. To be separated from God is simply to be heading towards eternal damnation—hell.
However, despite our sin, God has made a way for sinners to come to him through Jesus Christ. Jesus died on the cross as a sacrifice to pay for our sins and resurrected that anyone who will believe in him will be reconciled and brought into a relationship with God: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16).
What can you do about your sins, you may ask. Come to Jesus by faith with your sins. Ask him to forgive you all your sins and give you a change of heart. Then repent — turn away from your sins and live your life in obedience to God in faith. This is the only way our relationship with God can be restored; through faith in Jesus Christ: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9). Amen!