Your sins are small. Your God is BIG!
Heb. 8:6-13 (The Message)
But Jesus' priestly work far surpasses what these other priests do, since he's working from a far better plan. If the first plan—the old covenant—had worked out, a second wouldn't have been needed. But we know the first was found wanting, because God said,
Heads up! The days are coming
when I'll set up a new plan
for dealing with Israel and Judah.
I'll throw out the old plan
I set up with their ancestors
when I led them by the hand out of Egypt.
They didn't keep their part of the bargain,
so I looked away and let it go.
This new plan I'm making with Israel
isn't going to be written on paper,
isn't going to be chiseled in stone;
This time I'm writing out the plan in them,
carving it on the lining of their hearts.
I'll be their God,
they'll be my people.
They won't go to school to learn about me,
or buy a book called God in Five Easy Lessons.
They'll all get to know me firsthand,
the little and the big, the small and the great.
They'll get to know me by being kindly forgiven,
with the slate of their sins forever wiped clean.
By coming up with a new plan, a new covenant between God and his people, God put the old plan on the shelf. And there it stays, gathering dust.
God had a new plan for us. It’s not about us, it’s all about God and His faithfulness. I think it’s time to show people in the direction of Jesus and what He did for us. He overcomes death and that is our hope. It’s about hope and our hope is in Jesus. We can know God firsthand. I cannot fail God. Think about it. Religion says I can lose my salvation but that is not from God. He is faithful and He loves me.
2 Timothy (NLT) 2:13 If we are unfaithful,
he remains faithful,
for he cannot deny who he is.
God first loved me, and he is still in love with me. It’s about God’s dream for me. Yes, God is dreaming about me. He has a dream for me. Doesn’t matter what I have done. The price form my sins has been paid. I don’t have to do anything.
Why do we focus on the wrong of others? Why do we focus on right and wrong and not on love and grace? We tend to focus part on the old way and part on the new way. With Jesus, we have a new covenant the old is in the past. It doesn’t work anymore. I need to keep my focus on Jesus and God’s love and grace. This doesn’t make grace cheap, not at all.
Galatians 3:10 (NLT) But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.
We don’t have any hope without Jesus. In Jesus, sin has no grip on me. I am free. Freedom in Christ. Because of this freedom, I don’t want to sin. Rules open the door for sin. Freedom takes this desire away.
Love and Grace