First: He paid the just penalty for our transgressions because He loves us. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Second: He kept the law perfectly to become “THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Jer. 23:6).
Without a redeemer, condemnation covers us and we remain “guilty before God” (Rom. 3:19). Without accepting the blood of Jesus on our behalf, we have “indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish” (Rom. 2:8-9) because God “will render to each one according to his deeds” (Rom. 2:5-6).
But praise the Lord that through repentance from our sins and faith in “Christ our Righteousness” we can legally be pardoned, forgiven, cleared, justified, cleansed, and then transformed into “obedient children” (1 Pet. 1:14).
Christ not only redeems us from sin but He gives us the victory over the power of sin. “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). Jesus restores us to favor with God and to His original condition of perfection and freedom from all the effects of sin, by the mighty power of God working in our hearts (Rom. 7:25). “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
And for this triumph over the power of the sin, the redeemed will give praise and glory to God throughout eternity (Rev. 5:11–13; 15:3, 4; 19:5, 6). Let’s start rejoicing now and thank God for our redeemer “my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation” (Psalms 13:5). For God’s love is truly amazing “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).
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