Apr 10, 2009

40 days: it is finished

"It is finished."

When Jesus' listeners heard this phrase from his final breath on the cross, they knew what it meant. In the common Greek language of the day, the phrase meant, “Paid in full.” It was commonly written on business documents or receipts during New Testament times to show that all the requirements of a debt had been met. The connection between this and what Jesus had accomplished would have been unmistakable - the Lord had paid the full price for their sins.

You also can know that your bill listing your sin debt has been stamped “Paid in full!”

Please, don’t reject this amazing gift through unbelief, apathy, or familiarity.

Soak in these beautiful words:
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:18-21)

1 comment:

Kerilee said...

Wow! Truly it is not about us and our petty issues. this amazing opportunity is open to all of us. "we are Christ's ambassadors..." Fits with your series of emails last week.

It is so sad sometimes...the things we choose to spend our energy on when there is so much more if we can only believe...