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Monday, August 23, 2010

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Ephesians 2:6-8 (New Living Translation)

6 For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. 7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. 8 God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

As I read and reread that holy Scipture it just continues to keep me balanced and secure in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Truly it takes all pressure for performance off of us doesn't it?!?! Well is should, because it let's us know that no amount of good works, no amount of sacrifices, church tithes paid, homeless fed, verses memorized, or accolades from our Pastors, peers or mentors counts toward our Salvation. Sometimes saints get to a certain place of obedience in their walk with Christ that they try to pay God back. Feeling good about themselves and doing really well dying to the world and sin they sometimes fall victim to the idea of "I'm good now and I can take it from here." No matter how victoriously obedient we may become in this life by way of God's Word, Spirit, and grace, the fact remains that Jesus paid it all and there is no need to "work" for what Jesus already provided. There is only One who will be praised in Heaven for giving up His life for ours---Jesus The Lamb of God. So rest in that and rejoice when you share it! That's truly Good News!

Let God Urge Men to Christ Through YOU! 2 Corinthians 5:20


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