Worship | Jesus Paid It All, All To Him I Owe

If you've been following along, we are in week 4 of the Create Truth Art Challenge where we are currently studying Worship and this week will reflect on the fact that Jesus paid it all for sinners like just like me and you.  This is the devotional part of it (the Truth Prompt).  You can find the entire lesson, including this devotion and the Creative Prompt, as well as all of the other weekly lessons in the Grace in Color Classroom.  It's FREE to sign up, so head on over so you don't miss a thing.

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In this week's truth prompt, we are going to turn the lens around and take a look at ourselves just a bit. It's always good to be reminded of who we were before Christ. And who we are now because of Him. In the first week of this challenge, we expressed that all glory belongs to Christ and I was a little convicted of how often I try to steal that glory for myself.

This week's worship song reminds me of how foolish that is.

Take a Listen to Jesus Paid It All

Written Lyrics for Jesus Paid It All

I hear the Savior say,
Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
Can change the leper's spots
and melt the heart of stone.

And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete,
Jesus died my soul to save,
my lips shall still repeat

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow

O Praise the one who paid my debt
And raised this life up from the dead

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow

Perspective

Who am I? Before the righteousness of Christ covered my sin, I was dead. Period.Ephesians 2:1-3 states this clearly. And I deserved the wrath of a Holy God. Ephesians 2:4 however, contains two of the most beautiful words in the Bible.

But God.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved – and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4-7

This makes me want to sing. And weep. And rejoice. And fall down in awe before my gracious God. The God who sent His only son to bear the weight of humanity, to be born into a sinful world with the express purpose of dying in the place of all those He saves. A God who sent His only son to be a substitution on a rugged cross. For me.

This is one of my very favorite quotes. “The blood of Jesus! Sin dies in its presence, death ceases to be death: heaven's gates are opened. The blood of Jesus! We shall march on conquering to conquer, so long as we trust its power!

I can never express that thought better then by using those oft-repeated words: it seemed as if Hell were put into His cup; He seized it, and “At one tremendous draught of love, He drank damnation dry.”” Charles Spurgeon

I need to be reminded of the simple and yet overwhelmingly powerful truth of his sacrifice on a regular basis.

Scripture Study

1. Read Isaiah 53. It's a familiar chapter and yet if we stop to examine it's majesty, it will bring us to our knees.

2. Read Ephesians 2: 1-10. There is a LOT to unpack in these verses. Read them a few times and let God speak to you through them.

Reflection

Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe. He took the crimson stain left behind by our sin and washed it as white as new fallen snow.

What does that produce in us? Does it cause us to praise Him more? Has the truth of our salvation become stale in our minds? Do we need the reminder of the beauty of the Gospel daily? *Spoiler Alert: yes we do.

What practical steps will we take this year (and this week) to remember the riches of grace that can be found when looking at Jesus on the cross, bearing the divine anger of God in our place? How will we keep His truth before us each day?

REMEMBER: An organized list of all of the devotions and creative prompts for the Create Truth Art Challenge can be found in the Grace in Color Classroom.  Feel free to sign up for the FREE challenge at any time.  Create Truth Art is designed so that you can jump in at any time.  Each devotion and art prompt can stand alone.  Of course, the goal is to be in God's Word more and more, so I'd love it you followed along with us each week!  There is, however, no pressure and no stress involved in this fun way to grow closer to God.

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