Ephesians 1:7 “In HIM we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of HIS grace.”
Upon HIS Emerald Balance!
We borrow against tomorrow using sins we choose today
with deep debits against credits which get redder by the day.
Such Interests then diminish all our efforts — inconsistently
which press towards the LORD with partial faith.
Yet staying, yea remaining, in the steps we claim are purposed,
still we struggle through our troubles where the net result feels worthless.
Thus our Value borders “Shallow” in the shadows of Self-service…
Then it drowns within the seas of “red regrets”.
But our price — HIS sacrifice — has paid in full. Our prize? Redemption!
Now set free from bonds of greed; the Cross of Calvary bars collections!
Then directly, CHRIST intently stands to answer every question…
reaching down to cleanse our debts! So walk…on water!
As HIServant bought and paid for like yourselves,
Devotional: 1 Corinthians 7:23 “You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.” For instance, do not become slaves BACK to the Law which HE has fulfilled…completely!
The wages of our sin is Death (Romans 6:23) but HIS blood paid our eternal price which we were yet dead in our trespasses and sins…unable to do anything for ourselves.
Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give HIS life as a ransom for many.”
THAT RANSOM, Beloved…was HIS crimson! We then…are “in the Green!” Eternally!
We aren’t drowning as such…because HE spiritually set us free. From the greatest and gravest of burdens! So the weights we feel dragging us beneath the surface are those of Sin and Death which again….CHRIST already removed and placed upon HIMSELF!
Why then, oh my soul, do you worry about the incoming tide of temporal things and errant voices? Why then do we tremble for fear of even dying in this life…as if it’s the VERY end?
“For to me, to live is CHRIST and to die is gain!” Philippians 1:21. The whole reason we can walk, even run…on the water in this live is because HE indwells without condemnation.
So HIS scales always lift us up as HIS sacrifice on the other side forever outweighs, has cleansed as well as eternally removed…our sins from us! Therefore, run!
Nothing but the blood of JESUS was necessary to free us and now weightlessly sent, we go into the world to share CHRIST!
Surely opposition will confront us. Certainly satan will attack us and our flesh will entwine hands and fingers with him to bankrupt our souls.
BUT GOD! HE owns “the bank”, the cattle on a thousand hills, and has given us a endless credit which cost HIM everything.
So we must serve relentlessly with HIS gift of a weightless debt of gratitude and love! As such, do likewise and run for CHRIST because HIS Emerald Balance makes and displays you — whole and free!
Be encouraged then, Beloved! We are redeemed, yes redeemed!
Amen and amen!