Oh, The Deep Deep Love Of Jesus

12thOctober

 

So we praise God for the glorious grace He has poured out on us who belong to His dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins. He has showered His kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.”

Ephesians 1:6-8

It is always a timely reminder to remember that we are purchased with the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son. It never gets old. It is always the right time to hear it. It is what gives us hope. Jesus Christ died for our freedom from sinful bondage and slavery. Period.

Yet it was not a burden for God. It was His joy. It is because He is ‘so rich in kindness and grace’ that He purchased us with His own blood. Moreover, there is nothing we did to deserve it. Just grace, love, and kindness and more grace, love and kindness. So much so, that Paul uses the analogy of a shower to paint the picture of God’s kindness towards us. A shower analogy highlights the continual pouring, drenching and cleansing work of God’s grace in our life. There is no end to it. It pours over us and through us, cleanses us from our sin and still keeps drenching us with more grace, love and kindness.

That is worth praising God for..right?

2 thoughts on “Oh, The Deep Deep Love Of Jesus

  1. I am being greatly blessed by these daily devotions. As I dwell on the love of God, his presence, his power and his all-sufficient grace, I am amazed,

    I’d like to suggest another way to understand God’s purchasing of us with the blood of Jesus. Which of us would give up our only child, even to secure life or freedom for the best of humanity? No-one.

    As a being of love, God would have felt enormous sorrow and grief at letting go of His only son Jesus, to let him die the worst possible death at the hands of depraved humanity. I can see God shedding tears as He abandoned Jesus on that cross. And as I see Him, and realise what it cost God to purchase us back, I’m just lost in adoration. I know that nothing I do can ever make up for this sacrifice.

    • Thanks Roland for your wonderful feedback. Indeed the sacrifice God made leaves us feeling so un-deserved of Gods gift to us. I know I also can not to do anything to re-pay His kidness but to love Him back and serve Him with the best of what I have. Yet as Paul said, Even our righteousness is like filthy rags. Thank God for grace.

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