By Billy Graham
Perhaps you have been confronted with temptations to sin and have found yourself unable to rise above them. The law has condemned you before God and has done its rightful work.
Many have tried with all sincerity to live according to [the] requirements of the law, and have been plunged into despair, being unable to fulfill them. And all the requirements must be fulfilled, for the Bible says that “whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all” (James 2:10).
But God, knowing our inability because of sin, has graciously made provision for all our need, great as it is.
To the desperate soul, fully aware of all his or her sin and failure, there comes the joyful assurance: “I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! … There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 7:25-8:1).
Turn from sin and temptation today. Ask Christ to come into your life, and surrender yourself to Him. ©1953 (renewed 1981), 1998 BGEA
Excerpt taken from Billy Graham’s message in 1953. The message is just as relevant today and I encourage you to read the full text at: “God’s View of Sex"