Since the very beginning of mankind, our relationship with God has been a dance of distance. How close to I have to get? How far away can I orbit and still have the hope of heaven? This essential attitude is because of the barrier our sin created, which the Law of God defined… But the hope of the gospel is that the barrier to God's presence has been removed by Grace in the blood of the Lamb. Through HIS working, we have access even unto the very throne of God. This access is not a result of our work, it is nothing we have or could ever have earned. It is, rather, a grant woven into the very fabric of God's work through all of human history… it is the finished work of Christ on the Cross. It grants us boldness in our dealings with God, but boldness birthed in humility; having received all by the working of another.
|Nov 19, 2023