Both views seem to fit our need to distract fault from ourselves, to not understand our own faults or short comings.
Today, we celebrate Jesus riding triumphantly into Jerusalem, an act that would set into motion events that would change the world forever. I believe that at times we loose sight of the cost of our salvation was. Jesus betrayed, denied by his closet friend’s, beaten and broken. Taking the whole weight of sin on his out stretched arms on the cross and dyeing for those sins.
As we enter Easter week, let us understand what has happened for us, and let us understand that while saved we still must act as Jesus commanded us. While saved we should not assign blame for our sins and short comings to, he who was cast out of heaven.
As Easter approaches let us take time to look at our lives, to see if we are living as Jesus taught us. Let us look at the path we are walking, that we may, enter in to heaven with Christ. Let us look at what we have done that may still be displeasing to God. Though saved, we must all walk the path Christ laid for us. We should own any thing we have done that is displeasing to God. We must never become willing to assign blame for us trespasses, but accept our short comings learn from them, ask for forgiveness, that we may continue the path Christ made for us.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14