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Take Up Your Cross February 12th 2015

Jesus Christ accounted for all sin debt so you can be set free from the burden of sin.

Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. (1 Corinthians 7:23 KJV)

I hope you spend time contemplating the staggering debt of sin.  Have you pondered the substantial cost to God in sending His only begotten Son to die on the cross for the debt of sin?  Could you send your only child on this earth to die for a heavenly purpose?

Jacob was ready and willing to sacrifice his own son.

Would you be willing to follow the will of God in your life if His desire for you was to be a martyr unto death? Would you draw a line in the sand complaining that the cost of death was too high for you to pay?

Stephen faced a group of dark and wicked bullies succumbing to death as a martyr.

Jesus Christ, who knew no personal sin paid the entire cost of sin; yours, mine, all sin.  He willingly paid the wages of sin debt: past, present, and future with His precious shed blood; it took every last drop of His precious blood to cover and atone for all sin.

Yes, the cost was high!  Yes it was excruciatingly painful!  Yes Jesus Christ was agonizingly separated from His Father God at the moment of His physical death.  The cost was staggering; but He never tried to back out, crawl off the cross, or complain about this calling from God upon His life.  Jesus Christ obeyed without hesitation; desiring to honor and glorify His Father in heaven.

Jacob obeyed God’s will without question or hesitation too.

It was with an enormous price that God gave His only Son. Jesus Christ willingly paid the wages of sin freeing all mankind.  Yes He freed you and I from a debt of sin we could never repay with His ultimate sacrifice of physical death.  We were freed from sin in order to honor and glorify  God as we consider His immense love for us therefore desiring to be obedient unto God’s will with our life.

We love him, because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19 KJV)

Paul was inspired to write in the second half of the verse 1 Corinthians 7:23:

 “be not ye the servants of men…”

takeupyourcrossredocmclearPaul knew that each of us need to recognize in their own heart the enormous debt Jesus Christ willingly took upon Himself; fulfilling the wages of sin so that man was free from the burden of sin.

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