Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall His name Immanuel. —Isaiah 7:14
But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” —Matthew 1:20-21
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight…—Ephesians 1:7
Jesus is Immanuel, God with us, who has saved us from our sins and brought forgiveness to us.
How often do we strive to perform and earn salvation based on our own works?
What are some of the ways you seek to earn God’s favor and forgiveness apart from Jesus?
Remember today the grace God has lavished upon you which has brought redemption and forgiveness to you in Christ alone!
Receive this gift—cease striving and know that He is God!
Rejoicing in Him!
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