Tuesday, August 20, 2013

We have been found in Jesus

Galatians 2:21
  • I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

We nullify the grace of God, if we try to attain righteousness through the law.

Some people think that the grace of God helps us to keep the law. I would still be nullifying the grace of God if I tried to attain righteousness through keeping of the law by the "supposed grace" of God.

No, Paul is adamant in this verse that we don't become righteous by keeping the law. We are righteous because Jesus died for our sins and raised back to life for us.

Jesus had to die because there is no other way for us to become righteous other than through his death.

Therefore, the reason we keep his commandments is not for us to become righteous. But since we are already righteous because of his sacrificial death on the cross, we love Jesus and we keep his commandments. Just as He said, "if you love me, you'll keep my commandments." (John 14:15)

Christ died for definite purpose. He wanted to make us become righteous, clean, spotless, and without blemish before Him.

And we are indeed altogether beautiful in his sight because of Jesus' redemptive death on the cross for us.

We were once slaves of sin but now we have been brought back to God through forgiveness achieved with His precious blood on the cross.

Grace is Jesus' love on the cross. That is the reality in us. That grace changes us because we have truly found who we are. We have been found in Jesus.

Jesus is truly in us. 

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