Saturday, June 5, 2021

Taking Your Medicine

Grace is like medicine. Sin is an inheritable, terminal disease that we all suffer from. Even the Law depicts sin as something that contaminates you and makes you "unclean." God is more than eager to give you this medicine but he won't force you. You have to take the medicine according to the instructions he gives you.
If you do that you are cured.  But how do you know? You know you are cured because the Doctor said you would be once you finished the medicine.  And of course, if you have a relapse what you do is go back to the Doctor and take the medicine he prescribes again. Of course, if you keep having relapses over and over you may be passing by some contaminated place or running around with some sick people. You'll need to quit that if you don't want to keep relapsing.

The tough part of the cure, the horrible, awful part is that it entails you swapping your blood with someone who doesn't have the disease. And while doing that cures you, it kills the healthy blood donor. That person who doesn't have the disease, that person who volunteers his life is Jesus of Nazareth.

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