LUK 2:20 ESV
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
We have heard this good news and have ears to know the truth. We have a great reason to celebrate each day, because we are no longer condemned. We are so thankful for this free gift of salvation that we want to glorify God with our renewed lives of repentance. We lift our praise to God not just in our words and songs, but in a life seeking His will.
We obey as the result of our seeking God’s will and as a result of the Holy Spirit abiding in us and guiding us – not as an attempt to “earn or gain” our salvation. Because true belief leads to repentance. We can see the change in our own hearts and lives that is the result of our faith.
Let’s keep this good news fresh in our hearts, so that our faith will continue to grow – watering it with time in prayer, mediating on the scriptures, fellowship and encouragement with fellow believers, sharing this good news with the world in our actions of a fruit filled life, and even sharing this good news shouting it from the housetops in joy and love and excitement for this rescue from condemnation.