When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. – John 19:30

This is the beginning statement for the Christian. Where other religions begin with “Now get to work!”, the follower of Christ starts off with the finished work of Christ. We are not busy about our Fathers business because we are trying to get God’s approval. We already have God’s approval in Christ, and that reality empowers us toward good works. This is the uniqueness of the Christian faith. God’s finish line is our starting block!

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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