Everything paid — 2016.03.05
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Romans 8: 32
God sent His Beloved Son, Jesus freely given, sent into the world to us and for us to die on the cross. Nobody has persuaded or compelled to God. He did it solely out of love for us.
Yes, God loves us infinitely! He has not only created and brought us into the world, but will accompany us the whole life as a father. And afterwards He wants us to be with Him in eternal glory; – Because He longs for us. He has already loved us when we were still sinners. How much more now that Jesus has washed away and paid our sin and guilt!
If God has loved us so very much that He sacrificed His Son for us: How should any other thing be too large, that He could not give it to us? Thousand euro? For God a trifle. Bread, water, clothing, shelter, work…. All just little things for our great, loving father.
And why we do not have the wealth, as God promises? Because of our little faith.
Some want to fight everything from God. Yes, they fight and negotiate with Him in prayer, as if he would be a stingy, hard man. Some people find it hard to understand, that God wants to give, and we are to receive everything as a gift.
Some feel so inferior, so guilty, so a failure, so small, so unholy, they feel so full of misery and guilt, that they do not deserve it. So they make the sacrifice of Jesus Christ small as if it would have no meaning. Because although they are right, God has yet purified, sanctified, deemed worthy equipped with the spirit of power … God has done everything, so that we can come to Him, and yet: Apparently we do not believe it.
Do we prefer to reread all the text in the Word of God:
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Thank you, Jesus, You are my mighty Savior! You have ransomed me from darkness and guilt. You have made me holy for God. You’ve paid the price! And now I can trust that you will all really give me everything I need. You’re my good shepherd!
Bible Reading Today: Isaiah 37, 1 – 20