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Resting in God’s refreshing grace and mercy
April 11, 2012
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21
I was reading a magazine interview awhile back about a woman who was supposedly the smartest person in the world. It was interesting to see what she had to say. So as I read this interview, I came across one question that made me stop. The interviewer asked, “If you could have anything you want, what would it be?” She responded, “Justice.”
Well, I beg to differ with this woman. I don’t want justice because when it comes down to judgment, I know what side of justice I deserve! Instead, I want the love and mercy of God. That love was displayed in splendor and glory, yet also in suffering and in agony at the cross.
In our flesh, you and I deserve nothing more than the wrath of God. Yet, it’s the grace of God that preserves us, allows us even one breath, and eventually draws us to Him. That’s not justice. That’s mercy.
It was at the cross that justice and mercy met. Jesus received the justice we deserved, and, in turn, purchased for you and me grace and mercy. Yet, so many today try to live a good life and not sin too much, hoping one day they’ll be good enough to make it to heaven. But the truth is that you are bought at an immeasurable price and given grace and mercy for eternal life. So live each day in that truth and share it with others as well!
JESUS TOOK YOUR JUSTICE AND GAVE YOU GRACE AND MERCY AT THE CROSS. SO INSTEAD OF TRYING TO WORK YOUR WAY TO HEAVEN, REST IN HIS GRACE AND SHARE IT WITH OTHERS!
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