Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Glorious Salvation

I was reading a devotional this morning and I found an interesting point that I'd like to share. It's not any thing new, I just like the way it was put.
In the old covenant a sinner would bring his offering of a sheep or bull to the temple. The priest would then carefully examine the animal. If it was found to be without a blemish or flaw of any kind, it would be pronounced good and slaughtered as a substitute for the sin of the man who had brought it. A thing to note was that the priest didn't study the man after the fact to see if he had become more spiritual. Or a quick open heart surgery to see if the mans heart was clean. It was taken in faith that the sacrifice was enough to cleanse the man for yet another day. The glorious part of this is that in the new covenant we have with Christ we are cleansed through faith in him, forever! The sacrifice of the perfect God man (Jesus)that he made on our behalf was so awesome and wonderful that even the vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from heaven a pardon receives! Praise the Lord! So be encouraged and take heart for we are saved not on the basis of things we have done, but by faith in the death and resurrection of the one who created the universe. His sacrifice was more than enough.

4 comments:

Yogger said...

All of Him is more than enough for all of me, for every thirst and every need. He satisfies me with His love, and all I have in Him is more than enough.

Anonymous said...

Canadian Yogger is right... All of Him is more than enough for all of me, for every thirst and every need. He satisfies me with His love, and all I have in Him is more than enough... well said.

gospeloflove said...

thanks for your comment yogger!

god's grace said...

it's is through faith I have been saved by grace and not by works, or I may have boasted.. trust me.. if I was the lone person in humanity that figured out a way to salvation through works, or subscription to the law, I would boast!! I would boast my socks off, and rightfully so. But since it will never happen I just have to say... I am so glad there is a much simpler route! SO thankful to have a creator that loves those He has created, even if I get it wrong, some or most of the time...