“That We Might Be Saved” (John 3: 17, HCSB) by Carley Evans


“For God does not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”

Jesus does not come to send people to Hell, but to rescue them from Hell. He says that He does not come to judge the world, but to save it. Jesus is not a taskmaster, but a friend — the ultimate friend who knows you inside and out, who knows your weaknesses and failures, even those you do not know yourself, those you hide from others, those you deny to Him.

Jesus tells you, “Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.” (John 14: 1)
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.” (John 14: 27)

“You do not choose Me, but I choose you.” (John 15: 16)

“Paid In Full” (Habakkuk 1: 13, HCSB) by Carley Evans


O Lord,”Your eyes are too pure to look on evil, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing.”

Hence, Your Son Jesus comes to live on earth, and die on a cross to save us from Your wrath. Without Jesus’ sacrifice, You are too pure to accept us for we are evil, committing wrongdoing.

Peter asks Jesus, “Lord, how many times can my brother sin against me and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” (Matthew 18: 21) Jesus says to Peter that he must forgive his brother an infinite number of times, even if this brother commits the same sin over and over and over again.

You, O God forgive us in the same manner — an infinite number of times because our sins — our debts against your glory — are paid in full by the blood of Your precious Son, Jesus Christ.

O God, let us be grateful as David is grateful. Let us sing praise to Your Name, and give You all the glory. Amen.