Wednesday, October 17, 2007
"Freely ye have received, freely give,"
What have we freely received from the Lord, who are His elect and redeemed ones?
We have ALL things of God in Christ by His pure, sovereign, grace alone.
Have we repented of dead works and any notion of having any contribution to our salvation?
It is only by His grace.
Do we have faith in, hope on, and love to Christ and Him crucified?
“But of Him are ye in Christ who was made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption”
(1 Corinthians 1:30).
As we are made to rest in and enjoy the blessing of justification from condemnation, pardon from guilt, and sanctification from our ungodliness by the imputed righteousness of God in Christ’s death, we freely give (declare) this glorious message of grace to others, with the sure hope that those for whom Christ died will be brought into the same faith of Him who died for them, He having worked out their righteousness for them.
Have you so freely received?
Freely give, testifying the message of grace without conditions or requirements bestowed on sinners forgiven and justified by Christ’s death alone.
By Ken Wimer