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Sunday, March 22, 2009


For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin. [Romans 8:3]
When we as believers suffer persecution, criticism, or even death, we are sinners suffering because of the sin of others. Christ also suffered for sins, but as the sinless One. [First Peter 2:22 says He “committed no sin.” He never thought, said, or did anything evil. Everything He thought, said, and did was perfectly holy]. The sins of others placed Him on the cross. He died because of the sins of the whole world. Romans 8:3 says that Jesus died “on account of sin.” He suffered as a sin offering because “the wages of sin is death” [Romans 6:23]. Just as in the Old Testament God required an animal sacrifice to symbolize the need for our atonement for sin, the New Testament presents Christ as the sacrifice who provided not a symbol, but the reality of our eternal atonement for sin. Stop now and thank Him for paying your sin debt in full, for His redeeming and cleansing blood, for His finished work, and for His imputed righteousness. We have so much to thank Him for.