Jesus’ unfailing devotion to us despite our erratic and unstable devotion to Him
The one thing that I finally get and am most appreciative for as I adventure with God is that God’s love for us, approval of us, and commitment to us does not ride on our resolve or performance but on Jesus’s resolve for us. The gospel is the good news announcing Jesus’ unfailing devotion to us despite our erratic and unstable devotion to Him. The gospel is not a command to hang on to Jesus; it’s a promise that no matter how weak and unsuccessful our faith and efforts may be, God is always holding on to us. We are in His grip! So much so, that the righteousness that comes through His faithfulness is finally allowed to free me from passing the kind of perpetual judgment on myself that leaves me chained to my sin. Our Chains are broken, we've been set free! -Thoughts from "On Adventure with God." John Fairrington.