January 2, 2108
“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 New American Standard
One life … who consumes every sin in your life. It’s not just the things you’ve done. His life takes away the very nature of who and how you’ve tried to live on your own terms. You aren’t just trying to live a better life or model it after Jesus. You’re actually living life through Christ’s indwelling life in you. It’s impossible on your own. Although you may find yourself trying to live that way .. holding back just enough .. in case. What are you living you for? Your response becomes abundantly clear when your life is placed next to Jesus. It’s not meant to shame you .. embarrass you .. or expose any flaws inside. What His life shows is just how far He had to go to take away the “sin” of your world. It’s the same sin in everyone, but it manifests itself so differently. It steals love .. sows lies .. and promises good but always delivers misery. The surrender is always the same for everyone. And it’s always all for everyone who would follow Christ. There just isn’t any other way. He came for all and He gives His all. Is there a better way to live today? It only takes a moment ..
“For to me, to live is Christ, to die is to gain.” Philippians 1:21 New American Standard
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Lives-Being-Changed because of a Lamb.