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Off the Chair

20 Apr

Off the Chair…

Imagine you were guilty of a serious crime and you were sentenced to death in the electric chair? You are taken to the chair, they strap you down and they are about to pull the switch. Suddenly, at the last minute you are reprieved.

Someone gave their life for you, they chose to die in your place so you would be free. They unstrap you, they open the door, they set you free. They say, “go in peace.” You would live in gratitude. You wouldn’t demand anything, you would count your blessings.

You would live with a debt of love. But if you want salvation and the blessings of mercy, then you have to live by mercy. You were sentenced to eternal judgment and rightly, but someone gave his life for you.

You went to your judgment and you will be free now because He went to your judgment. Live your life appropriately, hold no more bitterness, relinquish all rights, bless and live in humility.

Walk in a debt of love, because you just walked away from the chair. Or rather, your salvation began when you left the execution stake – the Cross!

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. Titus 2:11-12

You have been blessed with a debt of love that comes from salvation. Pay that debt of love by living a day of love – and a life of love.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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