Thursday, March 19, 2009

2009 Lenten Devotional and Prayer Guide

March 19

 

Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.”  (Hebrews 7:25)

 

What does it mean “to save completely?”  Wesley suggested it meant to be saved “from all the guilt, power, root, and consequence of sin.”  Forgiveness covers eternal consequences and guilt.  The blood of Jesus cures the root of sin.  However, the power of sin in our daily lives remains a constant and persistent problem for those who have not yielded to sanctification.  The problem of this constant irritation is that it eventually undermines the forgiveness and the cure.  We cannot continue on the same course that shipwrecked us in sin.  That course must be abandoned for a new way of life.  If we are saved “completely,” then we will live outside (or above) the power of sin controlling our daily lives.  [Written by: Pastor Dan]

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