All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope." – Sir Winston Churchill
It was the Confederate General Robert E. Lee that once said “Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less” . For him taking up arms to defend his home state of
was the highest duty. Virginia
For every believer of Christ our duty is to live and be fully satisfied in the finished work of the cross. Everything we could ever want is in the person of Christ; he is the source of all bliss and fulfillment.
In Christ we lack nothing, we have been plugged into a wellspring of grace.
It is our duty to enjoy all the riches of God’s grace freely provided by the cross. Often we stop at forgiveness as the main work of the cross, but the victory at the cross provided so much more. The cross was a complete, once and for all eternal work. Our holiness was completed at the cross, our healing, our prosperity, our wholeness, the end of the law, the end of separation, the heavens were opened, and the Glory of God came to live in man.
God demands that we are filled with his joy.
God demands that we be satisfied.
God demands that we live in the full and finished work of the cross.
God demands that we live in all the scandalous grace he has made available to us.
It is our duty, the duty of every believer to live overflowing lives, full of his spirit and over spilling in love, power and grace to a broken and lost world.