Friday, November 09, 2012

How often....

But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. (Hebrews 9:26)

How many times have I tried to better myself?  How many times have I attempted to be more worthy, more pious, more faithful, or simply a better person?  How long have I lived in questioning fear of God's love and grace and acceptance?  The writer of Hebrews points up the uselessness and needlessness of all this. Christ has done it all...once for all. It is ours to possess...through faith in him. Seems pretty simple. Yet the fact it contains is huge.  There is nothing that you or I can add to the work of Christ, to God's plan of salvation or to the assurance of his grace.  Absolutely nothing!  Now that's a load off my back.