By one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. —Hebrews 10:14
We trample the blood of the Son of God underfoot if we think we are forgiven because we are sorry for our sins. The only reason for the forgiveness of our sins by God, and the infinite depth of His promise to forget them, is the death of Jesus Christ. Our repentance is merely the result of our personal realization of the atonement by the Cross of Christ, which He has provided for us. “…Christ Jesus…became for us wisdom from God— and righteousness and sanctification and redemption…” (1 Corinthians 1:30). Once we realize that Christ has become all this for us, the limitless joy of God begins in us. And wherever the joy of God is not present, the death sentence is still in effect.
No matter who or what we are, God restores us to right standing with Himself only by means of the death of Jesus Christ. God does this, not because Jesus pleads with Him to do so but because He died. It cannot be earned, just accepted. All the pleading for salvation which deliberately ignores the Cross of Christ is useless. It is knocking at a door other than the one which Jesus has already opened. We protest by saying, “But I don’t want to come that way. It is too humiliating to be received as a sinner.” God’s response, through Peter, is, “… there is no other name…by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). What at first appears to be heartlessness on God’s part is actually the true expression of His heart. There is unlimited entrance His way. “In Him we have redemption through His blood…” (Ephesians 1:7). To identify with the death of Jesus Christ means that we must die to everything that was never a part of Him.
God is just in saving bad people only as He makes them good. Our Lord does not pretend we are all right when we are all wrong. The atonement by the Cross of Christ is the propitiation God uses to make unholy people holy.
Wisdom From Oswald Chambers
We begin our Christian life by believing what we are told to believe, then we have to go on to so assimilate our beliefs that they work out in a way that redounds to the glory of God. The danger is in multiplying the acceptation of beliefs we do not make our own. Conformed to His Image,
Bible in One Year: Daniel 8-10; 3 John
I have been away from god and the church . .two things that i know is solid..rather i struggle with my faith and go through trails that can cause u to lose your mind. Today this devotion has brought me back to the one that shown me unconditional love . ..i tried to walk away but keep coming back .
That is what is so neat about God’s unconditional love. We think when we go through trials that God has left us but in reality, God has been waiting right there for us to come back to Him with open arms.
We all struggle with our faith. Personally, when I was out of a job for three years, my faith was tested. But if we spend time with Him every day, our faith will grow. Also, it is a good idea to find some people or person to keep you accountable and encourage you.
Think of trials as God’s way of bringing us closer to Him. Remember also that our sin has consequences and that should help us not to do those things anymore.
Rbolosan, I will be praying for you. It’s a struggle but God is there to help you grow and bring you in contact with other believers if you just ask Him.