We have actually out-sinned thousands!
"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly!" Romans 5:6
"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us!" Romans 5:8
"When we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son!" Romans 5:10
Sit down in astonishment at this matchless love of God!
Oh! what is in us—that should cause the Lord to give such gifts to us as He has given? We were all equal in sin and misery; nay, doubtless, we have actually out-sinned thousands, to whom these precious gifts are denied. Oh! we were once poor wretches sitting upon the ash-heap, yes, wallowing in our blood, and yet behold—the King of kings, the Lord of lords, has so far abounded in His love, as to bestow Himself, His Spirit, His grace, and all the jewels of His royal crown upon us! Oh! what heart can conceive, what tongue can express, this matchless love!
"I will be yours forever,
and My Spirit shall be yours forever,
and My grace shall be yours forever,
and My glory shall be yours forever,
and My righteousness shall be yours forever!
All that I am and all that I have—shall be yours forever!"
O what incomparable love is this!
Oh! what a precious Christ is this!
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us—that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" 1 John 3:1