LectioDivina: The Essence of the Good Life
“Therefore,since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with Godthrough our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained accessby faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in thehope of the glory of God”
6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christdied for the ungodly. 7 very rarely will anyone die for a righteousperson, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we werestill sinners, Christ died for us
9Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall webe saved from God’s wrath through him!
Session1: 25 minutes
Throughthe death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, God has found away of justifying the ungodly man. This includes me all other humansbecause we are all ungodly as we have all fallen short of the Gloryof God. Understanding and appreciating that I am a sinner is crucialbecause it will help me to acknowledge God’s justification, andtherefore receive the gift of righteousness.
Sunday11thSeptember 2016: 25 minutes
Ibegan the session by trying to focus on righteousness which comes asthe gift of acceptance before God. Apparently, that is where the lifeof the Christian begins because he has been accepted by God. Ungodlypersons qualify for justification only if they accept that they areungodly. However, if they remain self righteous and try to justifythemselves, they do not have a chance for God’s justification.
TodayI was engrossed in thinking about my worth as a human being. When Godcreated man, He took great care and precision to produce amasterpiece whom he then gave authority to rule over everything thatHe had created. God liked the creation he had made, and consideredhim the most precious of all his creations. That is the reason whyeven after so many transgressions by His most priced creation, God isstill willing to make sacrifices for Him so as to save his soul.Despite our sinful nature, the son of God overlooked all that anddied to save us. God’s love for me, and all men is immeasurable.