When in bondage to sin and under the curse of the Law, we had much to fear. Those who base their salvation on keeping the Law must keep it perfectly, but no one can. Judgment loomed over us every moment, and if we were not afraid, it was only because of our ignorance of the danger we were in. But Jesus “drank our Hell” and quenched God’s fiery wrath against us, so that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.
Lord Jesus, we are no longer in bondage to fear of death or of eternal punishment. We know our future is securely based upon Your sacrifice for us. We can come to God the Father through You with confidence, and call him “Abba, Father.” We rejoice in our new standing as Your sons and daughters!