“Jesus answers, ‘Do you think that these Galileans are worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffer this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you all too perish.'” (Luke 13:2-3, NIV)
Again, here is the gospel in miniature — Jesus answers the age-old question, why do people suffer? with the absolute answer — no, people don’t suffer because they are worse sinners than others. Rather, all alike are sinners and all alike suffer. All perish, unless all repent.
Such an extraordinarily simple message: you are a sinner; you die because of your sin unless you repent. When you repent and accept His gift of salvation through the shedding of His blood, Jesus rescues you from sin. He essentially dies so that you do not.
Father God, thank You again for Your kind mercy. In Jesus’ Name, amen.