Saturday, March 23, 2013
What a joyous and comforting thought. Due to no deserving, choosing, disciplining ourselves we have no sin as far as our Father in heaven is concerned!
But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
(Hebrews 9:26 ESV)
We know nothing of any sin for it was all laid on the back of Our Lord Christ. It cannot lay on both our backs. We need not fear the day of judgement for we are in Christ and we will hear "well my good and faithful servant. Enter the joy of your Master!" Matthew 25:21 Justified by faith apart from works of the law. Romans 3:28.
The objection appears from our flesh, the world and satan; "so this means you can do anything you want and God has to forgive it? That is cheap grace!" No it is not cheap grace it is free grace. If it came to us due to our work it would be a wage instead of grace. Yes we can do what we want. Now that you love Jesus and know what he gives you what is it you want to do? Considering this love and concern Jesus has for us we want to serve him by serving our neighbor and perfectly love him. However, God looks at us in Jesus so we actually do love him and serve our neighbor through all the simple tasks of life.
Trust this good news and live in its peace. Amen †