Unlimited: Why Did Jesus Come?
Dec 13, 2019 1109
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21, NIV).
Why did Jesus come to earth? One died for all (2 Corinthians 5:14). That’s why he came.
Jesus came to die. Jesus chose between dying or not dying. He was born to die. So, he is, first of all, the Saviour. Our Saviour. My Saviour.
People who think Jesus is, first of all, their example, think, ‘Well, if Jesus kept the law perfectly, then I must. I’ve had it if I don’t.’ I know of no more depressing doctrine under the sun than that.
The law requires that I do everything right. Yet I don’t do anything right. I’m an imperfect husband, imperfect father, imperfect minister – imperfect in everything I’ve ever done. I’ve never done anything altogether right.
But we have a Saviour who came to seek and to save that which was lost. And I’m lost!
I’m like the man who falls out of the fiftieth story window. He’s surely doomed unless he takes hold of someone who’s going the other way!
That Someone is Jesus. Take hold of Him!
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: What do you think it was like for Jesus to become sin on the cross? He had never sinned and then chose to become sin only to impute His righteousness on you. How does this make you feel?