When Jesus said “it is finished” on the cross
He was talking about HIS part of the cost.
The rest of the work isn’t quite through
The completion of it depends on YOU.
See all Jesus did was pay the price
To redeem you to God, He sacrificed,
And became the sin of all the earth
And through His death gave you new birth
To believe in this will get you “in the door”
But to remain with Him requires so much more.
To simply say that your sins are ‘washed away’
And that there’s no more price for you to pay...
Just isn’t true, there’s work to be done
And as Paul says a race to be won.
It’s a test that runs here on earth
And starts the day of your ‘re-birth’
So that when trails come, you still make a choice
But it takes WORK to hear your Father’s voice.
And PATIENCE to wait on His okay
For something to do or something to say
And FAITH to know that you’re in His will
And COURAGE to carry it out (when you’d rather be still)
And HUMILITY to take correction from the Man of God in your life
And BRAVERY to be a husband, and SUBMISSION to be a wife.
So can we say that ‘it is finished’ and our work here is through?
No, no...See that was Jesus...and He just passed the ball to YOU!