For our sake He made Him
to be sin who knew no sin …

so that in Him
we might become the
righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21

This is closely
related to what Paul says
in his letter to the Galatians
when he says that Christ
became a curse for us.

It helps to hear this explanation
and see our sin and
what Christ did for us
from a different perspective:

…the law is not of faith, rather
“The one who does them
shall live by them.”
Christ redeemed us from
the curse of the law by
becoming a curse for us –
for it is written,
“Cursed is everyone who
is hanged on a tree”
– so that in Christ Jesus
the blessing of Abraham
might come to the Gentiles,
so that we might
receive the promised Spirit-
through faith.
Galatians 3:12-14

 The righteous shall live by faith.
Galatians 3:11

Christ became sin for us.
He became a curse
FOR US!

Christ
who knew no sin
was made Sin.
Not a sinner, but Sin.

“He became a Sin-offering,
a Sacrifice for sin
in order that we might be
made the righteousness of God.”
Adapted from Matthew Henry

We were saved from the wrath
of God by the grace and mercy
of God through Jesus.

Our loving Father
offered up His Son,
to stand in our place
and be the sacrifice
for our sin.

Only One
could take our place.

Only His sacrifice
could pay for our sins.

Only in Him
do we have forgiveness.

What should our response be
to such love?

Is there any pain,
loss,
price,
shame,
work,
embarrassment,
forfeiture,
lowliness,
inconvenience,
sacrifice,
interruption,
errand,
effort,
task,
distance,
that would be too great
in your service to Him?

Take a few moments
to think through what
you have to do today.
Is there anything you are dreading?
Is there any resentment towards
anyone or anything?
What are your
“complaints” about your lot?

Think through these things,
confess them to the Lord,
and ask Him for a heart
to serve Him in what, to whom,
and where He
has asked you to serve.
There is no task too great,
there is no task too small.

May He receive all the glory,
honor, and praise.
May He be pleased with
your response.

A broken and contrite
heart He will not despise.

In His hands for His glory,
Laurie

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