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.
I never have to do a moment’s labor to gain or maintain my justified status before God. Freed from this burden, I now can put my energies into enjoying God, pursuing holiness, and ministering God’s amazing grace to others. The Gospel reminds me that my righteous standing with God always holds firm regardless of my performance, because my standing is based solely on the work of Jesus and not mine.
Lord, may I never take for granted nor may I never forget that I am truly forgiven. Encourage and empower me to live out this truth. Thank you that you took upon yourself every bit of the burden of my sin. I humbly give it all to you. Help me to walk in the freedom you have given me through your death and resurrection. I am humbled by your love and in return, I love you above all else. Amen.