Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 213
Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK … Please take the time to take in a You Tube video of a contemporary arrangement of the old hymn… Jesus Paid It All, poignantly declaring the reality of Jesus paying our admission fee to heaven - COMPLETELY.
Highlight Passage: Romans 3:23-24 [NKJV] …
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, …
… He paid it all to cover our sin debt!
Highlight Context – Romans 3:21-26 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
… “It is finished!” … Jesus paid our sin debt … COMPLETELY!!
Reference Passage #1 … John 19:28-30 [ NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
… Mankind’s sin debt PAID IN FULL - forevermore!!
Reference Passage #2 … 1st John 2:2, 4:10 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
… “Propitiation” is God’s payment for our sin debt on the cross … It is PAID IN FULL!!!
My Journal for Today: … Our Daily Bread author, David McCasland used a very clear word picture to explain how Jesus paid it all on the cross to cover our sin debt. He wrote: Every year some two million people from all over the world visit St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. It is well worth the admission fee to experience the magnificent structure designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren during the late 17th century. But tourism is secondary at this place of Christian worship. A primary mission of the cathedral is “to enable people in all their diversity to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.” If you want to tour the building and admire the architecture, you must pay an admission fee. But there is no charge to enter and attend any of the daily worship services at St. Paul’s.
As the song proclaims truth today, … Jesus Paid It All!! ... Yes, He did!! … When He said “It is finished!” on the cross [see John 19 linked above], His death became the “propitiation” for our sin debt. So, my admission fee to heaven has been PAID IN FULL by my faith in His finished work … PAID … COMPLETELY &FOREVER!! … and that’s His AMAZING GRACE!!
My Prayer Today: O, Heavenly Father, … Lord Jesus, though I didn’t deserve it, … thank You for paying my debt in full. Amen
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