We judge each other on how sinful we are, yet we are all equal as far as sin goes.
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by His grace.”
Just as we are all sinful, if we believe, we are holy and perfect in God’s sight because of what Christ has done for us.
“Nothing you do,” says Paul. “So no one can boast.”
Nothing we do can make us holy, and nothing we do can make us unholy (thank God).
None of us are holier than the other. We are all only able to stand holy before God because of what Christ has done, not because of what we do.
Far too many men in the church seem to think their own actions towards purity mean anything to God. This is self righteousness: the belief we can stand right before God by what we do. If that were the case, Christ died for nothing.
“God forbid that I should boast,” says Paul, “except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Let’s stop looking at each other’s sin, and fix our eyes on Christ. We have Him to thank for our holiness, and Him alone.
“Not of yourselves,” says Paul. “It is the gift of God.”