Confident on a bad day, too?

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
1 Peter 2:24

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Are you more confident to witness about God’s love when you’re having a good day versus a bad day? Why?

I’ve asked people why they think God would probably not use them to share the gospel with someone on a “bad” day. A typical reply is, “I wouldn’t be worthy,” or “I wouldn’t be good enough.”

Such a reply reveals an all-too-common misconception of the Christian life: the thinking that, although we are saved by grace, we earn or forfeit God’s blessings in our daily lives by our performance.

So what should we do when we’ve had a “bad” day spiritually when it seems we’ve done everything wrong and are feeling very guilty?

We must go back to the cross and see Jesus there bearing our sins in His own body (I Peter 2:24). We must by faith appropriate for ourselves the blood of Christ that will cleanse our guilty consciences (see Hebrews 9:14).

. . . God’s grace through Christ is greater than our sin, even on our worst days.
JERRY BRIDGES, The Discipline of Grace

Just as we don’t earn God’s blessings when we succeed at being on our best behavior, so we don’t fall out of favor when we flub it up. (Even our best isn’t good enough anyway.)

Once again, it’s all grace or nothing.

We can always be a witness to that.

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It’s Day 3 of my . . .

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