THE ROAD to and from the Cross was a brutal and beautiful journey. Jesus willingly chose to lay down his life. His life was not taken from him; his life was given by Him. This week I challenge you to consider the truths of the Gospel imparted to us because of Christ’s willingness to travel this road. This Scripture guide is adapted from A Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent. It is a good read and I recommend it.
God’s gifts are all of grace, and there is nothing we can do to earn them. However, the wise believer (follower of Christ) will live in a position where God’s gracious gifts are rightly and regularly experienced.
I pray this guide will help you position yourself this week before the Lord with a right heart, spirit, mind, and body. Please take the time to look up the Scriptures and ponder them. Meditate on the Word of God.
As long as I am stricken with the guilt of my sins, I will be captive to them, and I will often find myself re-committing the very sins about which I feel most guilty. The Gospel, however, slays sin at this root point and nullifies sin’s power over me. The forgiveness of God, made know to me through the Gospel, sets me free.
2 Peter 1:3, Romans 6:14
Lord, empower me today to believe the truth of the freedom found in you (and in you alone). Empower me today to believe that you have conquered sin. May I live in this truth and in this truth alone. Thank you for facing my condemnation and conquering it. Thank you for bearing my guilt and paying my ransom. Empower me to live like that work is finished. Amen.