Romans 5:20 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

It’s great to know God loved us enough to send His only Son to die for us, but He also removed the label of sinner from our lives.

Some of us may hear people say, “We’re all sinners saved by grace.” That’s not true. We were sinners, but now we’re saved by grace. When Paul wrote this scripture, he wrote it in past tense. Paul lets us know, “While we were sinners, Christ died for us.” We were sinners, but since Christ died for us, we are no longer sinners. Jesus’ sacrifice relabeled us as righteous.

We may still sin, but that doesn’t make us sinners just like putting a donkey in the Kentucky Derby doesn’t make it a race horse. Praise God for our new label and identity. We are no longer sinners. We are righteous.