As I dwell on the Gospel, I am changed. My mind is changed as I understand and know the truth of God’s glorious good news and my heart is changed as I believe it. I am set free from religion. 1:12 says, “…giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” God the Father is the only one who has the power to qualify me to be a saint. I am not given the responsibility and burden of qualifying myself. This frees me from religion, legalism, and the law–I don’t have to do it! He deems me qualified for his magnificent inheritance because JESUS lived the life I couldn’t live, died the death I deserved to die, and raised to life offering me His blessed gift-righteousness.
How glorious He is!