“For I handed down to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 NASB
So why is this significant? Because God loves us. He is holy and cannot have any part of sin, which is a problem because we are all sinners. The penalty for sin is death. And not just a death in this body, but an eternity spent separated from God and all that is good. So God sent a substitute, who had never sinned, to die in place of us all.
Last week I heard a great analogy. When we decide to trust in Jesus and his sacrifice to save us from eternal death, God sees us through rose colored glasses. He sees us as righteous because he sees us through the blood of Jesus. Forgiven. Made right. Eternally secure. That’s why the day Jesus died was a good day. Will you join me thanking the Father by praying these scriptures?
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A read through of 10 Bible Verses for Healing a Broken Heart from Lisa Blair was just what I needed this week. Maybe you would be encouraged by this too!
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