Thursday, March 25, 2010
So We Can Walk Free
When I meditate on the cross, I am overwhelmed.
Jesus went through hell so I could experience heaven… so I wouldn’t have to be eternally tied, hell bound by my sins and circumstances.
It wasn’t pretty. Neither was my sin.
Jesus took it all on His body. Beaten bloody beyond recognition, God’s Son suffered without speaking out for His innocence. Satan gloated over Christ’s death, but our Savior still had the upper hand, completely submitted to His Father.
Betrayed with 30 silver coins, our Jesus paid an unthinkable price for our freedom.
The value of what this uncommon Savior spent on us was more than a mine full of coveted diamonds, more than bread to feed all nations, more than wine to make many hearts merry, and more than the costliest fragrances of the world -- immeasurably more!
The precious Bread of Life, the fragrance of heaven, gave us His all.
He bought us back from the one who had entrapped us from Eden’s days. He stands before the Father upholding the repaid debt.
We can walk free. The accuser has no more legal recourse. We need to remember this when we see his accusing finger.
God paid an unimaginably steep price for our life and freedom. Such extravagant love ties our heart to Lord Jesus.
Jesus has already paid the price we couldn’t pay. Praise God!
And walk free.
For Your Consideration
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1, NIV)
See also 1 John 1:7-9, and Isaiah 53.
Are you counting on Christ’s finished work at the cross so you can live the life He intended for you?
Is there any place where you have slipped back into the burden of trying to be righteous all by yourself?