" How much more shall the BLOOD OF CHRIST, who through the eternal SPIRIT offered HIMSELF without spot to GOD, purge your conscience from dead works, to serve the LIVING GOD. Hebrews 9: 14
My thoughts are on the sacrifice of my LORD today. How often I neglect to stop and thank the LORD for HIS sacrificial love that brought salvation to my soul. His sacrifice can sometimes become of little importance... way too often.
Reading through the gospels, I stopped to meditate on the passage where the LORD JESUS CHRIST was in deep agony... for the hour was come to drink the cup of wrath.... and be condemned to death.
HE was alone. The disciples asleep. HIS soul was exceeding sorrowful. There in the garden of Gethsemane, the LORD falls on the ground... and prays to the FATHER.
Could it be possible?
Who could save Him from the the cross, knowing what He must endure? Only the Father.
And yet HE prayed, " Not my will but Thine be done ."
The LORD... in deepest agony. The FATHER... strengthens.
For it was the Father's desire that Jesus Christ should drink that cup. To be that offering for sin. For our sins. For mine.
Thank you LORD... for your obedience to the FATHER... for your blood spilt on my behalf. For eternal salvation.
How can I thank you? My debt was paid. Purge my conscience from dead works... that I may serve you... and glorify THY name.
May you dwell on God's sacrificial love for you today... and praise Him for the gift of salvation.