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Today's devotional reading for:
Sunday, Apr 4, 2021

The Blessings of the Cross

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

— Romans 8:32

The Cross is the source of our blessings. It is that Cross through which all of God’s riches will flow into our lives—pardon, forgiveness, provision, adoption into the family of God, and care for all of our needs. Because of the Cross, one day we will be taken to be with Him in Paradise forever. That means we must let go of all supposed goodness of our own, acknowledge ourselves to be dead in sins, and trust in the divine Son, who came that we might have all things.

Jesus loved us even unto the Cross. He took upon Himself our guilt, our sin, and the punishment that it deserves. He paid the price entirely. He offers us forgiveness by His grace—unmerited and free. He offers us the gift of life abundant and eternal—freely bestowed to those who will place their trust in Him. Those who will cease to trust in any supposed goodness of their own and rest their hopes upon Christ and His atoning work may know now the blessings of His heaven.

It is because of the Cross that we have all the riches of God in this life, and eternal life, which continues in heaven with our Savior. Jesus secured all this for us by His death on the Cross and His resurrection from the dead.

Question to ponder:
What is the greatest blessing of the Cross in your life?

 

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