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It Is Finished

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Nothing else is required to pay for our salvation.  It has been completed by Jesus.

To be saved, all we must do is believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for our sins.

If you have questions, there is more about Jesus and our salvation here

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, May 18, 2020.

Supreme Significance

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It is important for us as believers to understand what happened on the cross, and that it was of supreme significance.  Jesus’ crucifixion on a tree is far more than simply the site of a Jewish man’s execution-this was the solution to mankind’s biggest problem: sin and the resulting alienation from God.  The crucifixion of Jesus is the divine transaction that saves us.  Only the blood of Christ can cleanse us from sin and reconcile us to the Father.

Although the Jews and the Romans viewed the crucifixion as the execution of a criminal, God saw the death of His Son as the perfect atoning sacrifice, which allowed for the justification of sinful mankind.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, May 18, 2020.

A Symbol of Sacrifice

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The cross has become the symbol of Christianity, but it’s so much more than a mere piece of jewelry worn around the neck.  The crucifixion of Christ is a central doctrine of our faith, and understanding it correctly is essential for eternal life.  In fact, Paul was convinced the cross was the most vital subject he could address.

Commentary from the In Touch Devotional by Charles Stanley, May 18, 2020.

Genuine Love-The Ruling Principle

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When a Christian genuinely loves others, he or she fulfills all the moral requirements of the former Mosaic law concerning them (Matthew 22:36-40; Romans 13:8-10).  This is the ruling principle of Christian freedom.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Galatians 5:14.