St. John's Lutheran
Cling to the Cross Alone Where Jesus Saved You!
Luke 14:34-35 New International Version (NIV)
34 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? 35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
Thursday - March 4
The Law of God was given to the Israelites through Moses. The story is found primarily in the Old Testament book of Exodus. That Law is good, holy, and righteous. However, the Israelites misused it. The purpose of the Law was to condemn and control sinfulness. However, the Israelites turned it into a means or tool to separate themselves from others. They believed that keeping the Law made them good, holy, and righteous, too. They used the Law and added to it in order to prove that they were truly blessed by God. Jesus completely rejected that use of the Law. This is what he meant by good salt that had lost its “saltiness.” Jesus threw away the “unsalty” ways that the Israelites attempted to justify themselves and replaced it all with his cross alone. What do you use to justify yourself? Throw it away. Renounce it all. “Hate” it. Cling to the cross alone where Jesus saved you!