What was it about us that made our God sacrifice His only Son? He knew no sin, could not sin – what a sacrifice! A debt that was impossible for man to pay became possible through the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Oh dear hearts, it wasn’t the nails in His hands and feet that kept Jesus on the cross; it was His great love for mankind that caused Him to endure the excruciating pain of the cross at Calvary. He didn’t have to do it, but I’m so glad he did!
When I think of the goodness of Jesus and all that He’s done for me my soul cries out, “Hallelujah!” I praise God for saving me! I have to give Him the glory; I have to give Him the praise. Where would we be dear hearts if Jesus didn’t love us? Just where would we be if He really didn’t care?
I know where I would have been and I thank our God that I am not there! I agree with King David when he said, “I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1 NKJV)
David was a praiser and we should be like-minded because Jesus is worthy of all our praises – Christ and Christ alone.
I am so thankful that what I have in my wallet or what kind of car I might drive doesn’t determine who I am in Christ Jesus. If it did I would be locked out of the kingdom of Heaven for sure! Isn’t it a blessing to know that material possessions and wealth will not determine our eternal destination? Thank God it’s not about stuff!
Jesus dropped the charges against us at Calvary and dismissed the case Satan had laid out before Our Heavenly Father. Christ redeemed us back unto himself and through His death, burial and resurrection He set us in Heavenly places, there to reside with Him for eternity.
Tell me, what more could we ask for? It just can’t get any better!
There’s a line in a song that goes like this, “You can have this whole world but give me Jesus.” This should be the testimony of every blood-washed believer.
“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26 NKJV)
Dear hearts, we can’t afford to go spiritually bankrupt. Our account is secured in heaven. Satan can’t make any withdrawals from it nor can a thief break in and steal it. We must use wisdom in guarding our Heavenly inheritance. If we’re not careful and mismanage our account we can end up with a balance of zero.
Let’s not make the wrong investment – this world is only temporary, filled with stuff that won’t last and holds no value at all. Let’s be wise and invest all our spiritual wealth in the Kingdom of God. We’ve gone through many tests and trials to retain the wealth God gave us on the cross and like the good servant, we should add to what He’s given us daily.
I can speak only for myself but then again, I believe it’s safe to say that most of us have gone through so much and worked too hard to miss out on eternal life in Heaven. I want to hear our blessed Savior say, “Well done my good and faithful servant!”
I want to go back with Jesus when He comes back for His church and whatever I haven’t obtained on earth naturally, I won’t need it in Heaven. I refuse to be like the rich young ruler, rich in natural wealth but poor in spirit. He couldn’t let go of his earthly wealth, he couldn’t see beyond his material possessions and he made the wrong choice. (Matthew 19:16-22, Mark 10:17-22 and Luke 18:18-23)
And what about the five foolish virgins? The poor dears went too far, stayed too long and got back too late! We can’t make it off of each other’s oil, we have to have our own on this journey or else we too will miss the bridegroom’s return.
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Blessed are those who do His commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.” (Revelations 22:12-14)
Oh dear hearts, be blessed and always remember, it wasn’t the nails in His hands and feet that kept Jesus on the cross; it was His great love for mankind that caused Him to endure the excruciating pain of Calvary’s cross.
He didn’t have to do it, but I’m so very glad he did! God loves you and I do too; you matter to God and you matter to us!