Jesus has taken your sin. Jesus has given you his righteousness. In gratitude and faithfulness follow him.
Life is short.
“We as humans are like dry grass, we can wither away at any moment, we are never far from death, indeed it is as if we are already living in the grave.” John Calvin
Eternity is long.
“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.” Reinhold Niebuhr
We will one day stand before our Maker.
“Nearness to the sword is nearness to God; to be among the wild beasts is to be in the arms of God; only let it be in the name of Jesus Christ. I endure all things that I may suffer together with him, since he who became perfect man strengthens me.” Ignatius