Thursday, January 17, 2013

as we learn more, He remembers less

Hebrews 10:14-17

14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

15 And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,
16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,”
17 then he adds,
“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”
Jesus is sufficient.
Because of Him and His perfection, we are seen as perfect by God even though we aren't.
As we grow in godliness and sanctification we realize that God is greater than we ever imagined
AND we realize that we are worse than we first believed.
God puts His perfection and holiness more and more on and in our hearts and minds. As He does so, however, He reminds us amidst this increased knowledge of His holiness that our sinfulness and shortcomings are not counted against us because of Christ.
We are perfected because of Christ.
We are becoming more Christlike by Christ's work and grace.
We are presently seen as perfect as Christ is perfect.
We are grown in Christlikeness by remembering Christ's life, death, and resurrection.
Your sanctification is more about making much of Christ than it is about making you something.
That's a lot of Christ you say.
Not nearly enough says I.
Not nearly enough.

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