See the Gospel as God Sees It

by Laurie Aker

The eyes of our understanding are very weak. We can barely see our sin as God sees our sin, and we have such a difficult time seeing our sin through His eyes of perfect love and grace. Our perspective virtually blinds us; if only we could see the gospel as God sees it. His mercy is extravagant. Freedom, joy, love, and power become limitless the more we comprehend the gospel from our heavenly Father’s view. When Christ died for us, the ungodly, He paid our debt. He cleared our debt as if we had never sinned and rose from the dead to conquer our spiritual and physical death. Thus, in Christ’s death and resurrection we are justified and declared righteous before God. When He suffered and died, He didn’t just suffer a physical death, He suffered the wrath of God that was poured out upon Him, the wrath we deserved for our sin. Through Christ’s death and resurrection we were saved from this wrath, rescued, and brought to another kingdom. God also gave us a new heart and mind to now live for Him. When God sees us in Christ, he sees Jesus’ righteousness.


This blog post is an excerpt from the Thistlebend Discipleship Study Falling in Love Again with Your Lord available here.

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