Bought by the Blood

June 13, 2007

I Will Love Them Freely (Hosea 14:4)

Filed under: God's love,Hosea — cubsfan1980 @ 12:41 pm

Here we find the heart of the Gospel. God’s love can never be earned, it must be freely given. Any attempt to earn God’s love will only merit cheap grace. Grace finds it richness in the fact that it can never be merited. God counts us righteous not on the basis of what we have done, but because His Son is our righteous representative. We are seen as holy not because we are holy, but because He is holy. All the blessings and benefits we receive are based on what was accomplished on Calvary because on our own we are only deserving of punishment of condemnation.

We each represent Gomer. None of us have loved God as we should. The act of spiritual adultery is on everyone. There is not one who has not turned their back on God, all have given their heart to this world and all it offers. Due to our sin nature our lives originated in slavery and bondage to our flesh. God who is rich in grace and mercy sought to redeem us by sending His Son to purchase our freedom with the blood of His Son. When we were headed towards heal, God intervened and based on His good pleasure brought us into relationship with Him

Let this influence your life, although the Gospel was free to us, it came at a cost, the blood of Christ. All we have to offer is our sin and He freely gives us life and life to the full. We are allowed to partake in fellowship with Him because the punishment that was to be ours, Christ took on Himself for our sake. He was separated from the Father so that we can come in and commune with the most holy. He sacrificed Himself so that our lives can be living sacrifices.


1 Comment »

  1. […] Hosea — bloodbought @ 8:26 am Tags: Christianity, devotional, doctrine, Religion I wrote a devotional on this verse a couple of years ago, but recently came across a meditation on it by Spurgeon that is […]

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