I am learning so much more about the New Covenant, what Jesus enacted at the Cross.
There is no replacement for this wonderful dispensation.
Not Ten Commandments, not Twelve Steps, not even the 613 Mosaic rules which none of us could keep. Why else would our loving Father have provided to the Israelites an economy of sacrifices until the fullness of time in Christ Jesus.
We have to be very clear and uncompromising about the truth who sets us free!
The fact is - this world is still dedicated to asking the question: "What can we do, that we may work the works of God?"
The answer is Jesus -- the answer is the Person!
The answer is not doing more, but seeing more.
The answer has nothing to do with doing more.
It has everything to do with seeing more.
When are we going to get over this nonsense?!
Once again, the reason why we struggle - because we think that we have some life in and of ourselves.
"Apart from me, ye can do nothing." (John 15:5)
Jesus was not kidding when He told His disciples this truth.
In the next chapter, the disciples still have questions, and still don't quite understand.
"Show us the Father" - Jesus answers: "If you have seen me, then you have seen the Father."
"Show us the way." Jesus answers: "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
Jesus not only answers our questions but supplies so much more that we may ask, even before we ask the question!
Please do not tell me that I have to do more. How dare any of us think that we can add anything to what Jesus did.
Rather, we need to see more, to see more of Him who has been from the beginning, to recognize His great accomplishment, and enjoy more of His grace abounding to this sighing, dying world.