Gratitude
Gratitude
 
“Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.  Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.”
- Psalm 32:1-2
 
What should give us more reason for an attitude of gratitude than to know that we are forgiven? And that it is not by anything that we have done, but by the work of Christ on the cross. As 1 Corinthians 4:7 reminds us, “For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?”
 
His Robes for Mine.
 
His robes for mine: O wonderful exchange!
Clothed in my sin, Christ suffered ‘neath God’s rage.
Draped in His righteousness, I’m justified.
In Christ I live, for in my place He died.
 
Chorus:
I cling to Christ, and marvel at the cost:
Jesus forsaken, God estranged from God.
Bought by such love, my life is not my own.
My praise-my all-shall be for Christ alone.
 
His robes for mine: what cause have I for dread?
God’s daunting Law Christ mastered in my stead.
Faultless I stand with righteous works not mine,
Saved by my Lord’s vicarious death and life.
 
His robes for mine: God’s justice is appeased.
Jesus is crushed, and thus the Father’s pleased.
Christ drank God’s wrath on sin, then cried “‘Tis done!”
Sin’s wage is paid; propitiation won.
 
His robes for mine: such anguish none can know.
Christ, God’s beloved, condemned as though His foe.
He, as though I, accursed and left alone;
I, as though He, embraced and welcomed home!
Lyrics by Chris Anderson
 
Prayer
Dear Sovereign Lord, thank you for your grace and mercy. Help us to be reminded that our gratitude should be directed toward you who freely gave and freely forgives those who will trust in you. Thank you for taking my place and paying for my sin debt. Truly blessed and happy are those who can claim this promise! Thank you.
- Gloria Hendry

 

Last Published: November 27, 2013 3:19 PM
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