2 Corinthians 10:17-18
But let the one who boasts boast in the Lord. To be sure, it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Paul’s passage clarifies that the credit for our salvation comes from you. For anyone to say they had a part to play in their salvation, that somehow their actions saved them, would be commending themself. We came into the world at our conception already sinful; David wrote in the 51st Psalm: “Certainly I was guilty when I was born. I was sinful when my mother conceived me.” We are sinful even from birth, so your plan to save us was to send your Son to live a life without sin’s spots or blemishes. Then as an innocent man, he went to the cross for us, but he was not only the Son of Mary; he was your Son. So in his suffering and death, he became sin for us; he took our sins into himself to suffer our punishment. Then Jesus defeated death by being raised from death; the empty tomb on Easter morning was proof you have accepted his payment for all our sins. Isaiah wrote through his (Jesus’) wounds, we are healed. We thank you because through your plan of salvation, Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and the faith the Holy Spirit began in us that we are justified. None of this is on us; you have done it all. We are justified—declared not guilty—because of your love for us, and it is you who commends us to be part of your family in heaven. Through faith, let us boast to others of the salvation you have obtained for us through Jesus, and forgive us if we try to take any credit for your love. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
Do you like when someone takes credit for the work you have done? Realize what God gave for your salvation he gave his Son so you would have life. Eternal life is yours through the forgiveness Jesus won for you on the cross; give him all the credit.