Daily Devotions with Pastor Chuck

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From Peter’s first letter we read,

“. . . since Christ also suffered for (us) . . . He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds (we) were healed.” (I Peter 2:21, 24 – NASB)

That I should have an interest in such things, an interest in the very fact that “Christ . . . suffered for” me, that “He bore” my “sins” on a “cross.” Surely all of this makes me think of the old hymn, 

“And can it be that I should gain, 

An interest in the Savior’s blood?

Died He for me, who caused His pain?

For me, who Him, to death pursued?

Amazing love! How can it be,

That Thou, my God, should’st die for me?”

 

Wonderment! Yes, that is what it is! Wonderment! “That Thou, my God” has “bore” my sins at Calvary. Oh for sure it is “amazing love,” is it not? 
 

“See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God” (I John 3:1 – NASB)

That I should have “an interest” in such things is His doing, and a great doing it is! For the Spirit of God has brought truth to my heart and with this great truth I am filled with “interest in the Savior’s blood.” For, “by His wounds” I am “healed,” washed clean, and now “called” a “child of God.” 
 
That I should have an “interest” in such things? Oh yes, a deep, deep “interest.” For I was dead, separated from God by my sins, dead-headed for hell, lost in my trespasses . . . 

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).” (Ephesians 2:4-5 – NASB)

May my “interest” never cease to be . . . . and may I, in loving response to all that He has done for me, seek, as He so desires, to “die to sin and live to righteousness.” 
 
Have a good day . . . and we search the Scriptures with great interest, don’t we? That we might learn more and more about our great God and Savior Jesus Christ!


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