Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5:9.
God calls for faith in Christ as our atoning sacrifice. His blood is the only remedy for sin.
It is not God’s will that you should be distrustful, and torture your soul with the fear that God will not accept you because you are sinful and unworthy…. You can say: “I know I am a sinner, and that is the reason I need a Saviour…. I have no merit or goodness whereby I may claim salvation, but I present before God the all-atoning blood of the spotless Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is my only plea.”
God is approached through Jesus Christ, the Mediator, the only way through which He forgives sins. God cannot forgive sins at the expense of His justice, His holiness, and His truth. But He does forgive sins and that fully. There are no sins He will not forgive in and through the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the sinner’s only hope, and if he rests here in sincere faith, he is sure of pardon and that full and free. There is only one channel and that is accessible to all, and through that channel a rich and abundant forgiveness awaits the penitent, contrite soul and the darkest sins are forgiven. These lessons were taught to the chosen people of God thousands of years ago, and repeated in various symbols and figures, that the work of truth might be riveted in every heart, that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins…. Justice demanded the sufferings of man; but Christ rendered the sufferings of a God. He needed no atonement of suffering for Himself; all His sufferings were for us; all His merits and holiness were open to fallen man, presented as a gift.
Christ calls upon us to lay our sins upon Him, the Sin-Bearer…. But if we refuse to let them go, taking the responsibility ourselves, we will be lost. We may fall upon Christ, the living stone, and be broken, but if that Stone falls upon us, it will grind us to powder.
The Faith I Live By p. 102
Prayer Requests
—–Please pray for Kitty who is in the hospital. Rose
—-Please……my dear 84 year old mother is going to be calling 911 in the next few minutes because of shortness of breath and severe coughing. She says it feels like one of her lungs has collapsed. Please pray that God will protect her and heal her and bring her home again. Connie
Dear Friends,
This morning, I was looking at a pine tree that Ronnie Jay had planted some years ago. It is spread out with a flat top and many branches pointing in all directions. Each year, it gets new growth and gets a bit bigger. That was not the case last year, however. Emma and Peter were happily playing outside and noticed the furry new growth. It looked so cute and furry that they decided to pick every last one. With the enthusiasm of childhood, they brought them to me. Sadly, I told them what they were and that there would be no new growth for the tree for a whole year. They were sorry of course for they had not meant any harm.
How often we do the same. Things we do, things we say can wound another and stunt their emotional and spiritual growth. How often I have seen those who are never free from the effects of what has happened to them in childhood. They go over and over in their mind what has happened to them in the past and are held prisoner by it.
Praise God! We can be freed from the past. We can begin to grow again just as the pine is beginning to show signs of new growth this spring. Our Dear Saviour promises, “I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds” “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you.” Jer 30:17; Eze 36:26
May we pray as did David, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Ps 51:10; 19:14 May we determine never to cause pain to another by our words or actions is my prayer.

Justified by His Blood