Resting on the Grace of Jesus

The opening statement of the post, “The Finished Work of Christ,” is the center of this entry. It says, “God wants us to rest on the finished work of Christ.” To me this means resting on the grace of Jesus. Let me explain.

Don’t we all worry about our salvation at one point or another? Don’t we all sometimes feel as though what we are doing here on Earth is simply not enough to gain us entrance to heaven? Knowing our doubting nature, Jesus gave us assurance of his grace in Ephesians 2:8, 9: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of ourselves; it is the gift of God not of works, lest anyone should boast”
Although worrying about our salvation is a good sign that we really want to be with God in Heaven, being obsessed about gaining entrance to heaven is pointless, unhealthy, and possibly even sinful. Salvation is freely offered to all of us. All we have to do is accept this offer of Christ and believe that Jesus has done all that is necessary to provide complete salvation to all of mankind.

Instead of wasting our time worrying on what we can do to gain salvation, we should live our lives for Christ–praising and thanking him for all that he has done. We should also be doing our absolute best to follow his footsteps and live a virtuous life as he did. Resting on the grace of Jesus is making use of the gift God has given us.