In my daily prayer time, I devote some of my attention to various aspects of the Gospel. In so doing, I adore and thank the Triune God for all the ways He brought me to salvation. In the process, I preach the Gospel to myself.
A wonderful component of the Gospel is the amazing truth that Jesus went beyond saving His people from the penalty of sin. Although His grace in that side of salvation gives us more than enough reason to praise Him throughout eternity, His lavish generosity also liberated us from sin’s power over us!
Hymn writer Augustus M. Toplady celebrated this dual function of Christ’s atoning work on the cross in his 1775 hymn, Rock of Ages in the opening stanza. While the following verses also contain robust points of doctrine that inspire worship and praise, today I especially praise the Lord for this glorious double cure from sin. And Jesus, the Rock of Ages, lets me hide myself in Him!