Romans 3:21-31

The bad news is bad. We aren’t good enough to enter God’s presence. None of us are. We could never make our way to Him. The good news is good. God came to us and provided a way in the person and work of Jesus Christ through His death on the cross. The crucifixion satisfies the love and justice of God simultaneously. In a day when many think we simply need God to live happier more satisfied lives now – because we falsely think we are good people – we misconstrue the gospel. The wrath of God needs to be satisfied. Amazingly, God has satisfied His own wrath by Christ’s shed blood for any who believe. His wrath will either be satisfied by us when we are separated from Him for eternity or by Christ on our behalf.