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Which He Lavished Upon Us

February 23, 2019


Which He Lavished Upon Us

God is so  overly abundant  and generous  in forgiving us  for all our sins.     He just lavishes  His forgiveness on us  for the sake of  Jesus’  suffering and death.     Our Lord is not one bit stingy  as He willingly and freely forgives us.     Ephesians 1:7-8 lays it out for us  by saying,

In Him  we have redemption  through His blood,  the forgiveness of our trespasses,  according to the riches  of His grace,  which He lavished upon us.

God does not give us  “just-a-little-bit”  of forgiveness  and then demand  that we do all sorts  of good works  to earn the rest of the forgiveness we need.     Our Lord’s forgiveness is all  “according to the riches  of His grace” and the Bible repeatedly tells us  God is very rich  in His grace.     The Bible does not say  that God forgives  just some of our sins.      We have forgiveness  of all our sins — whatever they might be  or how ever many  they might be.

We all need the lavish forgiveness  God gives us  because of Jesus’  blood shed  on the cross.     When we put our faith  in the redemption we have  through Jesus,  God Almighty actually makes us perfect in His eyes.     Perfect?     Very much so.     So perfect  that when we die,  we go straight to glory  in heaven — all by faith  in God’s truths and promises.

Hebrews 10:14  confirms God’s promise,

For by one offering  He has perfected  for all time  those who are sanctified.

Because Jesus is sinless,  He is the perfect Lamb of God,  that takes away the sins  of the world.     It is important  to see that Jesus has  “perfected for all time” those who trust  in Him.      That is the lavish forgiveness  we can be so thankful for every day of our lives.     We don’t have to worry about any sin  we might commit tomorrow  or a year from now.     It has all been redeemed — bought and paid for  by the blood  of Christ.

That is why we live every day  in thanksgiving.     Every day  we can thank God  for the forgiveness  He continuously lavishes upon us.     We have our ups and downs,  our blessings and trials.     Through it all,  God lavishes His tender love  and forgiveness  upon us  because of our faith  in Him.     None of it will depend  on our good works  of any sort.     For God so loved the world…….

With thankful hearts  we look to God  and thank Him  for His lavish forgiveness  in Jesus Christ.     So,  in peace and joy,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  Your power  to make us perfect  for all time  and to forgive all our sins  for Jesus’  sake  is a love so lavish,  we can only spend our lives  joyfully serving You.     Blessed be Your love.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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