We are called to love Lord as one loves a father. This familial love can only pour out in praise as we stand in awe (fear) of his immense power and perfection, especially when seeing his perfect love on the cross.
People often try and clean themselves from the outside in. But only in the new world God is making in Christ, can we have hope for our sins. Only in the once and for all sacriﬁce of Jesus can we ﬁnd true hope where religion and self-will can’t solve our deepest wounds.
We encourage others by pointing to the one, true hope that lasts forever, Jesus.