Sunday, January 29, 2017

He Paid It All

Ephesians 4:31-32 English Standard Version (ESV)
31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Isaiah 53:4-5New English Translation (NET Bible)
4 But he lifted up our illnesses,
he carried our pain;
even though we thought he was being punished,
attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done.
5 He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds,
crushed because of our sins;
he endured punishment that made us well;
because of his wounds we have been healed.

Romans 8:1New English Translation (NET Bible)
8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Yes, Charlie Brown, that would be a nice document to have; and I think it would be especially helpful any place where blame is spread thicker than love.  I know because I've been guilty both of casting blame and fearful of receiving it.  On a much larger scale, in this country there's been a whole lot of blaming going on, so much so I hardly want to turn on the news anymore.   If only we would turn first to the only truly blameless one, Jesus.  The price for our sins have been paid by the perfect Lamb of God.  He paid it all.  That's good news, indeed.

Jesus Paid It All - Aaron Keyes

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