“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!” Psalm 115:1 ESV
Soli Deo Gloria!
“O Israel, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield. You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.” Psalm 115:9-11 ESV
For the only man who ever was GOOD took my sin (and yours too, dear fellow disciple) and he willingly and lovingly suffered and died. In doing so, he satisfied the justice that was necessary so that we could become righteous.
May we never sell the cross short. On the cross is the finished work of Christ, making it possible that we be made righteous. It was a triumph!
“…Christ looked upon His crucifixion with the eye of firm faith as the hour of triumph.” – Spurgeon
So keep… “looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” Hebrews 12:2-3 ESV
Press on dear fellow disciple! Cast off those weights and sins and run the race he has laid for us with endurance, how? By beholding Jesus and considering his triumph! Glory to Jesus!