Dec 02 – Getting What We Don’t Pay For

“You only get what you pay for.” That is a common saying, often made by those who’ve tried to save money by buying the cheapest item they could find, only to learn that it was of poor quality. While this is certainly true in the world of commerce, when it comes to acquiring things in the spiritual realm, it does not hold true. That’s because none of us can buy forgiveness or a home in heaven. Thankfully though, the Lord Jesus Christ offers forgiveness, justification and peace of mind as a free gift. A New Testament writer put it as follows- “Grace and peace to you from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins.” In other words, God’s grace is not for sale. He offers us “free grace.” He seeks us, saves us, satisfies us and secures our future. Yes, it is difficult to wrap our minds around this, but it is true. And Jesus still invites us, “Come to me all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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