How are you? How is your week going? I’ve been clinging to this verse in the past few weeks:
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. -Romans 8:1
If you trust in Christ as your Savior and Lord, then this is true for you. If you believe that He has lived perfectly and that righteousness has become yours by faith, then this is true for you. If you believe that He bore the judgment and wrath of God for your sins on the cross, then this is true for you.
Do you believe Christ? Do you trust in Christ? Is this salvation true for you? Is this promise true for you?
As you soak in and marvel at the goodness and richness of this promise, may this next verse resound with you:
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. -2 Cor 8:9
Our God is a generous God, giving us every good and perfect gift, culminating in His Son. Our Savior is a generous Savior, laying down His life for us. He took on the poverty of our sin and shame on the cross, in order that we might receive the riches of His salvation.
Now then, this spirit of generosity is in us. Because we have been given much, we are called to give much. We can be a people marked by generosity, because we are saved by the God of generosity.
There was so much said this past Sunday. Generosity, money, idolatry, man’s glory, loving one’s neighbor, and faith are such complicated issues. We can talk about it for weeks.
We need to dive deep into His word and have Christ speak into our lives. We need God’s grace and intervention as He conforms into the image of the Son. Take time this week to pray regarding this discipline of generosity.
May the Lord continually give you grace, strength, and peace in the midst of this pandemic. Check out our FB Live video tomorrow @5:30pm. Sign up for STM and membership class by this Sunday!
In Christ,
Pastor Tim