Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jesus Died to Be Our Substitute and Redeemer

Christ is our substitute. Under the Law, the priest would lay his hands on a lamb to represent the sins of Israel being imputed to the spotless one. God’s perfect law requires the wages of sin to be paid in death. Since God is righteous and immutable, He cannot waive that requirement or ignore it. To fulfill His perfect law, He sent Christ to die in our stead.

Likewise, Christ redeemed us. Like Gomer in the book of Hosea, we were broken and helpless in the slave market of sin. The price of our freedom was blood, and Jesus fully paid the price.


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