Never Beyond

Never Beyond: Percentages

The People of the Second Chance’s new post is up.  You can see it here:  We Are the 100%.  In the midst of the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy movement, I’ve learned about all sorts of percentages that people say they are a part of.  I’ve learned that I’m a member of the 99% and that I belong to the 53%.  But the percentage that I most identify with is the 100%.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23

In case you needed clarification, all is 100%.  Everyone.  Me.  You.  But we take this verse out of context.  The whole sentence gives us hope.

This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.  There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. – Romans 3:22-24

I am the 100%.  I am part of the group that sins, that needs God grace.  And praise God, that through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, I am never beyond God’s forgiveness.


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