Thanks again to Sean for another DIG, helping me play “catch up”……
I’ve chucked in two verses for the price of one today finishing what I started when I talked about our inner need for a hero, a hero who saved us not based on who we were but on who He is.
I know that sometimes when I am caught off guard I can get under the mind set of the law and religion that states that I must behave a certain way and do certain works to be accepted by God.
But Romans 5 v 7 and 8 make it clear God loved us while we were yet sinners.
John 3: 16 makes it clear also, saying, ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whoever believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life.’
God loved this world and Jesus gave His life for it.
All I am called to do is believe this.
Yes my option is to believe on what Jesus has done for me and not what I do for Him, realising that any work you try to do to earn favour with God is as a filthy rag (that’s a menstrual rag) (Isaiah 54:6).
Grace and works do not mix, only acts of faith based on what Jesus has done bear any true worth now.
Jesus has done all the work required through His death on the Cross.
Jesus died for us while we were in our sinful state, a true hero giving His life for His friends (John 15:13).
Because of this we are now the righteousness of God in Christ.
That does not mean that I am not called to bear fruit as the more I manifest that love of God the more works of faith issue forth.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that it is not about me and my works, thank you it is all about what Jesus has done for me”.
Romans 5 v 7 to 8…..For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us