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Kristian Stanfill - Jesus Paid It All
I hear the Savior say,"Thy strength indeed is small,Child of weakness, watch and pray,Find in Me thine all in all."Jesus paid it allAll to Him I oweSin had left a crimson stainHe washe...
Why do we Resist God's Direction?
 
 
 

Have you ever wondered, "Why do I resist God's direction when I always mess up the situation when I go my own way?"

I hope to this simple study will encourage Christians to surrender their will to God without hesitation.

Do you love someone? Are you loved by someone?  How do you really know? Would you give your life for that person? Would they give their life for you?

All of these questions are hypothetical and cannot really be answered unless we are faced with the reality of the question.

Jesus is the only one who has a proven track record of a love so intense that He was willing to give His life so that you and I could have eternal life.

When I reflect on the fact that my sin separated me from God, and the fact that God is perfect without sin,  I quickly come to the conclusion that initial relationship with God was one of a judge and a convict.  

The verdict for me was an easy one - guilty. 

Why?  I was born into sin, so I was guilty on arrival.

God is also merciful, so He made a way for me to move from a convict to a child. 
 
 
How did God accomplish this?

Jesus, God's Son and part of the Trinity, was willing, not forced, to step down from heaven to start the adoption process for me to move from a convict in front of the righteous God to a daughter of this same righteous God.

God wanted to be in relationship with me.  

The only problem - someone had to pay the price for my sins.

Jesus died on the cross and received the curse of my sin upon Him.

Jesus went down to Hades and overcame the grave, death, and the law.

Jesus rose from the dead and conquered the grave.

Every curse and penalty was now paid for. We just have to be willing to receive.

Jesus shared His inheritance with me, and He paid the price for it.

AMAZING!

Remember this concept when God asks you to do something or leave something.

He has already given so much, so why tell Him, "no."

Read for further study.

Isaiah 53:4-5
Galatians 3:13
I Corinthians 15:12-58


 
 
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