BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE
“AND YOU [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins
….But God–so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us,
Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation)”
Ephesians 2:1, 4-5 Amplified Bible
Sometimes as Christians we can’t let go of our past. We can make our way through life burdened with guilt because we feel that we can never be forgiven.
There is some wonderful news for us.
It is true that the wages of sin is the spiritual death penalty (Romans 6:23), but that penalty has been paid for us and we are now alive again, forgiven, brought back from the dead, as it were, to live with Jesus.
And this is no last minute solution to the problem of our sin; no, it was God’s intention all along that He would be our redeemer through the selfless sacrifice of His beloved Son, Jesus. What a wonderful purpose God is working out. Through that act of redemption our sins have been wiped away forever. It’s as if they never were. We have been given a fresh start.
Now we can walk upright again, confident that we are renewed in life in Christ Jesus and a source of great joy to our heavenly Father.
Today is a new day!
Father in Heaven,
Thank you for the release that you give me, through Jesus, from the burden of my sins. Help me to walk in confidence in this life that I now share with your Son. Let me dedicate this new life to His service and to your glory.
Study by David Stirk