Monday, June 19, 2017
Sanctifying Grace and Pardoning Mercy
Jesus! Precious name, how sweet it is! How well it befits Him who bears it and how glorious is the salvation which He accomplishes!
Misery is the natural consequence of sin. Everything that God enjoins is good and everything that He forbids is evil. Jesus saves His people from their sins and so saves them from misery. He died to atone for transgressions. He ever lives to save His people from the power and practice of sin yes, and eventually from the very presence of sin.
My soul, let your whole trust be in Jesus, not only for deliverance from guilt and its consequences but from sin in its manifold workings. You are powerless against your inward corruptions but Jesus is "mighty to save." He can subdue your iniquities. Trust Him then, for sanctifying grace, as well as pardoning mercy!
Dwell much on all He did and suffered for you. In His agony in the garden of Gethsemane, and on the cross at Calvary see something of the exceeding sinfulness of your sins, from which He died to save you.
Micah 7:19 ... He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
1 Corinthians 15:3 ... For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
Matthew 1:21 ... And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.❤