Tag Archives: Sacrifice

Forgiveness – Psalm 32:1

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. – Psalm 32:1 As discussed yesterday, sin is real. Sin is a present threat to our daily peace and faith. One of the main calls to action in the New Testament is repentance. Turning away from sin is a lifelong effort and one that […]

Without Blemish – 1 Peter 1:19

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: – 1 Peter 1:19 Who can forgive your debts? Only the one who owns the debt can release you from it. Since God is the ultimate authority in the universe and beyond, only God can truly, ultimately forgive sin. […]

Mercy, Not Sacrifice – Matthew 9:13

Matthew 9:13 – But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. When I was a boy in school, I remember asking my teacher what a certain word meant. She gave me a most annoying direction, […]

Herein Is Love – 1 John 4:10

1 John 4:10 – Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Do you love God?  I hope so. This is the greatest commandment of all.  However, our efforts to love God do not define or set the standard […]

It is finished – John 19:30

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. – John 19:30 Meditation: What did Jesus finished? His life? His ministry? Well the Lord finished the purpose of His coming. In giving His life upon the cross, Jesus Christ satisfied the justice […]

The Difficulty of the Gospel – 1 John 4:8

1 John 4:8 – He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. Meditation:  The Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ is wonderful.  The New Testament is filled with expressions of how the amazing gracious Truth of God took bodily form and lived among mankind.  This amazing fact alone cannot be grasped without […]

Our Lives For The Brethren – 1 John 3:16

Hereby perceive we the love of God , because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. – 1 John 3:16 Meditation:  How much do you love God?  Do you love Him enough to go to church?  Do you love Him enough to sing praise […]