FRIDAY 10TH APRIL 2020
WORD FOCUS: HE DID IT FOR YOU
TEXT: 2 Cor. 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him….”
The Roman soldiers may have nailed Jesus to the cross, but what held Him there? The Bible gives us the answer: ‘For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin so that we could be made right with God through Christ.’ The reason Jesus didn’t call an army of angels to save Him, He could have, was because He would rather give up His life than give up on you. We struggle to comprehend such love because we’ve nothing to measure it by or compare it to. Nobody has ever loved us like Jesus, and nobody ever will! And His crucifixion makes it possible for us to ‘come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most’ (Hebrews 4:16 NLT).
In the film ‘The Passion’, people worldwide were moved by the hideous nature of crucifixion. Underlying the story were two clear messages: 1) This was the price required to redeem each of us, a price only Jesus could pay. 2) This is what we need to stop and think about each time we’re tempted to sin and disobey God. As we celebrate His death and resurrection this season, lift up holy hands and voice in praise and thanksgiving to the One who chose to take our horrible, demeaning state, relinquishing all His Rights and Glory for us.
MEDITATION: 1 Peter 1:18-19
ACTS 4/DEUT 15 & 16/JOB 11
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