Jesus turns things right-side up. Notice I did not write “upside down.” The ways of this world are upside down. Jesus turns right-side up that which is upside down.
The problem? With our sin-stained vision and sin-soaked hearts, we can’t discern upside down from right-side up. We like the things of this world and grow comfortable. We grow confident in our own wisdom, strength, and independence.
Pride does not lead one closer to God. Rather, pride leads one in the opposite direction. After all, why do you need God when you think you can do it yourself? Why do you need God when you’re attempting to sit on God’s throne?
Jesus said, “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
We are sinners in need of mercy. The realization that we are sinners in the presence of a holy God, leads to humility and dependence.
You might respond, “My sin is not that bad. I know many people worse off than me!”
The sin which devastates your life begins with the sin which you ignore. Your minimized sin is destructive and deadly. So, whether your sin is seemingly small or soon to shipwreck your life, confess it to the Lord. Repent of it here and now. Find forgiveness in the completed and sufficient work of Jesus.