September 16, 2020
For many years I was told that because of what Jesus did for me, I needed to be “appropriately thankful”, and that I also needed to demonstrate my thankfulness through my performance and obedience — i.e. keeping the Ten Commandments.
This idea had the terrible side-effect of causing me to lose focus off of Jesus, and place my attention squarely back onto myself. It reigniting my guilt, shame and fear, because I was so afraid of failing that I never had any peace.
Today we discuss what our proper response to the grace of Christ actually is, and see several examples in scripture regarding what we can offer to God.