Unlimited: Look to Calvary
Feb 18, 2019 943
For sin shall not be your master, because you not under law, but under grace (Romans 6:14, Berean Study Bible).
You’ve been looking for life in all the wrong places. You’ve been looking at yourself and at others. Give all that away. Look to Calvary.
See Christ dying for you, as though you are the only person in the world. Notice that his hands are nailed because of the wrong things your hands have done. His feet are spiked because of the wrong places your feet have taken you. His brow is pierced because of the idle and malicious thoughts you have thought.
Hear Jesus say to one who was guilty of all the sins in the book:
I tell you the truth today, you will be with me in paradise (Luke 23:43).
It’s all for you. Take it. Take it now, regardless of how you feel.
When we see that God accepts us just as we are, weak and evil, then simultaneously we receive strength to cease being what we have been (Romans 6:14).
When you see that Christ paid for all your sins – past, present, and future – then the knowledge of his loving kindness snaps the bonds of evil habits. When you see that Christ accepts you regardless of your failures to keep his commandments, you are set free for the first time in your life. To your surprise, you’ll find obedience both easy and a pleasure. – Des Ford
Eli’s Reflection: It’s true. Freedom only comes through looking to Jesus. Make a commitment today to spending more time with Jesus every day. Make a commitment today to freedom. You are fully and completely accepted and forgiven.