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Monday, March 22, 2010

Saved by Grace Alone

The apostle Paul wrote Galatians to call his readers back to the doctrine of grace. They had drifted to legalism, the teaching that insists salvation must be earned. Early in his first chapter he drew the Galatians to the cross. Salvation, after all, is all about what Jesus did for us there.

Read Galatians 1:4 and 5 and ponder these aspects of Jesus’ death on the cross.

• His death was substitutionary. He “gave himself for our sins.”

• His death was expiatory. He “died for our sins.”

• His death was voluntary. He “gave himself for our sins.”

• His death was efficacious. It was “to deliver us.”

• His death was redemptive. “To deliver us from this present evil age.”

• His death was foreordained. “According to the will of God and our Father.”

• His death is praiseworthy: “To whom be glory forever and ever.”

As we approach Good Friday, let’s offer heartfelt thanks and praise that Jesus purchased our redemption at Calvary. Salvation does not depend upon what we do but upon what He has done.

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