Monday, August 23, 2010
The Cross Was Enough
The following excerpt comes from Tim Chester’s You Can Change (p. 25, 27):
Deep down in all of us there is a tendency to want to prove ourselves, to base our worth on what we do.
Here’s the real problem with changing to impress: God has given his Son for us so that we can be justified. Jesus died on the cross, separated from his Father, bearing the full weight of God’s wrath so that we can be accepted by God. When we try to prove ourselves by our good works, we’re saying, in effect, that the cross wasn’t enough.
(HT: It’s a Beautiful Gospel via Peter Cockrell)