Good morning to all you disciples whom Jesus loves!
The revelation of His love and forgiveness removes the self effort! Legalism is works righteousness, grace is resting in what Jesus already “has done” for you at the cross.
When we find ourselves working to please,( or self efforts), we need to recognize that we are trying to “do” what Jesus has already done. This is usually a result of two things. One we are questioning Gods love for us, and try to achieve and even please God by our self efforts. And two we have forgotton that we are once for all and forever forgiven of ALL our sins, 2 Peter 1:9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed (forgiven) from his sins.
Meditate today how much God loves you, and how He demonstrated his love for you by going to the cross and taking your punishment so you could be made innocent/forgiven.
Persnolalize this to yourself His love is intense for “you”, he is not mad at you, he is mad about you! Read Isaiah 53:4 & 5 regarding what Jesus suffered at the cross because of His love for you!
The very fact that He gave us His grace (unearned, undeserved, unmerited favor) again demonstrates His love for us!
Join us at the Country Steakout for Grace Without Measure Ministries Bible Study on Monday’s at 6:30. Evan & Sue