Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing
This was in my daily reading and it hit me again...without Jesus, I can do nothing, I can accomplish nothing...I AM nothing.
I'm not clean because of the works that I do, the choices that I make. It's not my works, it's the WORD that Jesus has spoken.
Before they (I) even knew..."Already you are clean because of the Word that I have spoken to you."
Sola Scriptura...The Word.
One letter apart...one very small difference...
"...for apart from me you can do nothing"
No longer are my works making me "good enough" - my works are a result of the Word and my gratitude that Jesus spoke.
yet, such a huge impact on my life. I got off of the works treadmill, to rest gently in the Word.
Maybe I'll start counting...Reason #1; I'm Not Going Back