Looking for good Bible verses to reflect on, or wondering why the Bible matters for your everyday life? Check out our Scripture devotional below. It’s one of our simple devotions, great for getting started reading the Bible, and hearing how Scripture is making an impact in the lives of other believers!

I’m Worried About Sin

What does God think about you?

People often answer with believing God is disappointed with them. Others have a hard time believing that God thinks of them at all.

Often, we project feelings about ourselves, or ideas that we’ve gotten from others, onto what God believes about us. Especially when it comes to stuff like sin.

Maggie reminds us that the ability to see our sin is a blessing that allows God’s love to work in our lives– to see ourselves as he does: beloved and forgiven.

Romans 5:20-21
“The law was brought in so that trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign in righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Written by Maggie Fields
When I got a new (to me) car last year, I started to see the same car everywhere I went. It seemed like the whole world was suddenly driving green Subaru Foresters! Even on my street, I began to notice not one, not two, but six Foresters parked up and down the road. Sometimes, we have to be given something before we start to truly see it.

Similarly, in the Old Testament, God gave Israel His law, so the people could identify their sin. And once their eyes were opened, wow, did they see it everywhere. It wasn’t that they weren’t sinning before, but they just hadn’t had a standard to define what sin was. Much of the Old Testament can be considered a story of sin after sin after sin.

But it’s also a story of God’s abundant grace covering all of those sins. It’s a story of God’s immense patience and love, leading up to the ultimate gift of grace as God sent Jesus into the world to bring us eternal life.

Why It Matters
God extends this same grace to us today. When we accept the free gift of salvation from God through Jesus, God lavishes his grace on us and gives us eyes to see our sin, so we can turn from it. He forgives us of our sins and empowers us to walk in righteousness and freedom, bringing glory to his name.


It’s important to connect with God each day. Luckily, these verse reflections are a great way to do that! If you’re looking for more good Bible verses to reflect on, check out this page of devotions!