Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christ Came To Save

Finally!!!! I'm back on.  It's been too long and I am anxious to share with you some fresh spiritual blogs.  I hope that you will benefit from them.  Thank you for sticking by me these past weeks. I hope I don't let you down.  You have been faithful readers.  God bless each of you in your spiritual walk with God.

1 Timothy 1:15  "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief."

SC 35  "As you see the enormity of sin, as you see yourself as you really are, do not give up to despair.  It was sinners that Christ came to save.  We have not to reconcile God to us, but--O wondrous love!--God in Christ is  'reconciling the world unto Himself.'  2 Corinthians 5:19.  He is wooing by His tender love the hearts of His erring children.  No earthly parent could be as patient with the faults and mistakes of His children, as is God with those whom He seeks to save.  No one could plead more tenderly with the transgressor.  No human lips poured out more tender entreaties to the wanderer than does He.  All His promises, His warnings, are but the breathing of unutterable love.
     When Satan comes to tell you that you are a great sinner, look up to your Redeemer and talk of His merits.  That which will help you is to look to His light.  Acknowledge your sin, but tell the enemy that 'Christ came to save sinners' and that you may be saved by His matchless love.  Jesus asked Simon a question in regard to two debtors.  One owed His lord a small sum and the other owed him a very large sum; but he forgave them both, and Christ asked Simon which debtor would love his lord most.  Simon answered, 'He to whom he forgave most.' Luke 7:43. We have been great sinners, but Christ died that we might be forgiven.  The merits of His sacrifice are sufficient to present to the Father in our behalf.  Those to whom He has forgiven most, will love Him most, and will stand nearest to His throne to praise Him for His great love and infinite sacrifice.  It is when we most fully comprehend the love of God that we best realize the sinfulness of sin.  When we see the length of the chain that was let down for us, when we understand something of the infinite sacrifice that Christ has made in our behalf, the heart is melted with tenderness and contrition."

Will you join me in seeking to understand the great sacrifice that Christ has made for us that we might be saved unto eternal life with Him.  I want to be there, don't you?  Grandma Joan

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