The Chosen is one of the most moving portrayals of Christ that has ever been put on film. And I’ve watched them all. Every time I watch an episode, I am compelled to surrender more of my life to Jesus. And this segment is no exception.
In this clip, you will see a perfect picture of how the Lord responds to us when we try to live the Higher Christian Life in the flesh and fail. And we will always fail. It can be no other way.
Do you remember the first of our three truths? Truth one simply states that you are incapable of pleasing God or producing anything good with your flesh, your sinful nature, no matter how hard you try. It cannot be done, has never been done, will never be done, by anybody, ever. Why? Because it says in Romans 7:18, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.” Case closed. End of story. Done.
We must stop trying to do what only the Lord can do through us. The Higher Christian Life is found in our surrender of ourselves to Him and Him living His life through us. There is no place for self-effort. Only self-surrender.
And If We Fail?
You will fail. Count on it. In fact, it’s in the Lord’s design for you to fail, to come to the end of yourself, and cling to Him in total surrender. So when it happens, don’t run from God in shame like they did in the Garden. Instead, confess your failure, admit your shame, acknowledge your inability to live a life of sanctification by your own efforts, and receive the forgiveness displayed in the short clip from the Chosen.
I think these next three minutes will show you what true forgiveness is all about.
Enjoy and be blessed.
Until He comes,