The gap

“Nothing runs to the center of God’s kindness and severity, demonstrating His justice, His love, and His glory all at once, besides His incarnate Son’s sacrifice on the scandelous cross.” -Matt Chandler in The Explicit Gospel

Apart from Christ, we cannot stand before a holy God.

Why? Because from the beginning, we are stained with sin. {Gen. 3} God is so utterly holy that He cannot be in the presence of sin. {Habakkuk 1:13} Before Jesus entered the world as man, on His mission to reconcile all, God made it clear that without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins. {Leviticus 17:11 & Hebrews 9:22}

But there is good news..

Christ, the sinless Son of God, bridged the gap between God the Father and all mankind. He takes away the sins of the world through the death-defeating resurrection after dying on the cross. {John 1:29}

Through Christ, we can walk with confidence into the presence of the Almighty God because through Jesus, we have been cleansed and made righteous. {Hebrews 4:14-16}

Christ is our righteousness! {Colossians 1:22}

Take a moment to thank Jesus for freely laying down His life for us as a sacrifice to take away our sins once and for all.

Through Him, we have redemption. {Colossians 1:14}
Through Him, our sin is thrown as far as the east is from the west. {Psalm 103:12}
Through Him, we can do all things. {John 15:5}

God sees Jesus when He looks in our hearts. Through Him, we have hope.
JESUS. IS. HOPE.

~Katie

Song of the day: “Savior of the World” by Newsboys

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