In this edition of my blog, I want to talk about the guilty mind, yet that guilty mind was not convicted, but instead was discharged and acquainted.
Been Guilty is when a person commits an offence, wrong or crime that is punishable by law. Most of the times, when a person is guilty of an act, the person will be punished by law and the amount of punishment that can be levied on a person is dependent on the jurisdiction (law of the particular state where the offence was committed) and it is also dependent on the weight of the offence that was committed. Example will be where a person committed murder (unlawful killing of another person) and where a person stole a goat from the market; in this situation, murder can carry a life sentence, but stealing of a goat can come with payment of a fine.
In order to prove that a person is guilty of an offence, the state of mind of the person in question must be present, that is the person must have thought of the act, planned the act and actually carried out the act. This is to say that where a person with mental issues commits an offence, he may not be guilty of such because his mind was not present when he committed the offence in question.
Lets now focus on been guilty, but instead of been convicted, the person was discharged and acquitted. That is what the man named Jesus did for us. How was he able to achieve that? Through what is called Vicarious Liability. Vicarious Liability applies where instead of the court holding a person liable for an action, the act is charged on another person because both parties were engaged in a joint or collective activity.
Because we and Jesus Christ are joint heirs, he was able to take our place and instead of been guilty of our offence, he took our place and he told us to go and live a life worthy of emulation. That’s what he did for us, and that’s why we ought to live our life in such a way as to be a life changer, impacting our environment, showing that God is all that matters in our life.
My dear friends, let our seed reflect Christ, love everyone around you irrespective of what the person did to you; don’t pay evil for evil, pay good for evil. Help everyone around you that needs help; give hope to the hopeless and life to the lifeless, in your own little way, let your light shine before everyone that you come across. Offer encouragement to the hopeless and stand tall in the midst of trials. Don’t look down on anyone that you come in contact with; remember that everything in life is subject to change. So try and be what will lead someone to greatness so that you will be remembered for your good deeds. Let your seed of greatness be sown today. Love you all.