February 3, 2015
In Debt to the Attributes of God
As God's creatures, we are all debtors to Him: to obey Him with all our body and soul and strength. Having broken His commandments, as we all have, we are debtors to His justice, and we owe to Him a vast amount that we are not able to pay.
But of the Christian it can be said that he does not owe God's justice anything, for Christ has paid the debt His people owed; for this reason the believer is in debt to love. I am a debtor to God's grace and forgiving mercy; but I am no debtor to His justice, for He will never accuse me of a debt already paid. Christ said, "It is finished!" and by that He meant that whatever His people owed was wiped away forever from the book of remembrance. Christ has completely satisfied divine justice; the account is settled; the handwriting is nailed to the cross; the receipt is given, and we are no longer in debt to God's justice. But then it follows that since we are not debtors to our Lord in that sense, we become ten times more debtors to God than we should have been otherwise. Christian, pause and consider for a moment.
Family Bible reading plan
verse 1 Genesis 35, 36
verse 2 Mark 6
From the Mouth of God: Trusting, Reading, and Applying the Bible
Why should we believe, as Jesus did, that the Scripture is in fact, from 'the mouth of God'? When did it come into existence? Is it inerrant?
What do we need to learn in order to understand what it says and what it means better? How does the teaching of God’s Word change our lives. In From the Mouth of God, Sinclair B Ferguson answers these and other important questions about trusting, reading, and applying the Bible
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