Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Cost Was In The Cross

Isa 53:3-5 "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."

The cost of being lost is great, but the cost has been covered by the cross.

Rom 6:23
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Col 2:14
"Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;"

John 19:30
"When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost."

NT:5055 teleo (tel-eh'-o); from NT:5056; to end, ie. complete, execute, conclude, discharge (a debt):
There was a time on earth, When in the book of heaven
An old account was standing for sins yet unforgiven
My name was at the top, And many things below
I went unto the keeper, And settled long ago.
Long ago (down on my knees), Long ago (I settled it all)
Yes, the old account was settled long ago (Hallelujah)
And the record's clear today, For He washed my sins away
When the old account was settled long ago.

2 Cor 8:9
"For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich."

Let's celebrate Calvary today and EVERY day.

Let's live as though our lives have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus.


Dan & Christie Ponjican said...
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting a bit of Frank Graham's gospel song, "The Old Account Was Settled," and for the Scripture verses that emphasize its meaning. Today is the 151st anniversary of Frank Graham's birth. To learn a bit more about him and the song--and here an impromtu quartet version of it--check out my blog for today at Wordwise Hymns.