Monday, April 07, 2014

Well Done Good and Faithful Servants

Sometimes in our circles we speak of the doctrine of total depravity, which correctly states that all men are fallen in Adam and are therefore born into sin, and we confuse Total Depravity with Absolute Depravity, which says that there is nothing that we can do which is right or that pleases the Lord.
         I readily admit that prior to the Resurrection of the Body, we still struggle with being truly spiritual. Our fallen flesh really does get in the way. But that is why we need a Savior, Jesus, to save us from our sins. Having been cleansed in Christ, we really can stand before the Father, now, in full assurance of His love for us. Just as He said of His own Son, this is the One in whom I am well pleased, so does He also say of us, who are in Christ. He says to us, “Well done, good and faithful servants, in whom I am well pleased.”

         We can receive this without having to make a hundred qualifications. You are in Christ. You are children of Your Heavenly Father. He is well pleased with you. Well done, good and faithful servants.

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