Leaders live in the work of the cross

Our sole salvation from condemnation lies in the person of Jesus Christ.

He alone has the power to eradicate our sinful nature and replace it with His own. Upon being born-again, we are liberated from the shackles of condemnation. However, the challenge for many of us is to preserve this freedom which was so dearly bought.

We tend to forget that our freedom is only possible through Him, and that it does not depend on our ability to become a better ‘Adam’ who can earn it. Only His work on the cross can cleanse us of our sinful nature and make us holy. In Christ, we have the hope of glory, both leaders and followers alike.

One of the gravest mistakes one can make in life is to persist in trying to save oneself and be your own savior. Instead, we should strive for the worthy goal of entering His rest. This is the only striving that we are encouraged to undertake. We are not encouraged to strive to save ourselves or improve our inherently sinful nature.

It is only through Jesus Christ that we can enter into our Father’s presence, as He tore the veil and paved the way for us.

The only reason, and indeed the only reason, that we are free from condemnation is because of Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross. This truth of our liberation from condemnation does not depend on our performance or our attempts to prove our innocence.

The best we can do to contribute to this truth is to embrace it and make it our own. That is the only thing we can add to make this truth more complete; to declare that we will embrace and believe that there is no condemnation for us through Jesus Christ.

So, as a question to ponder, what stops your from embracing the truth that only Jesus can save you?

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