by Julius King Kwedhi
"As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel."
Isaiah 47:4 (NKJV)
The death of Jesus Christ on the Cross defies logic, not by avoiding it but by triumphing over it. What He did on the Cross doesn't make sense to us. How can a judge die on behalf of the convict? For that matter, how can He against whom we have sinned, take upon Himself our sins, pay the hefty price we needed to pay, acquit us and then justify us solely on the basis of our placing our trust and faith in Him? And this justification happens when we believe and completely trust that what Jesus did is our only hope out if this hopeless life experience.
Christ's death on the Cross was an act of absolute justice and the wrath of God's judgement was satisfied. Satisfied. Selah. Satisfied. When He was lifted up, all judgement we deserved was thrust upon Him, and all of heaven turned aside for another glimpse of Him, heaven could not bear - our stinking, messy and abhorrent sins hanged on Him. He willingly took it all upon Himself. Mercy in action. He took upon Himself what we rightfully deserved.
And what is our response? How have you responded to this gift of God's love to humanity? How have you treated the sacrifice of Jesus? Have you treated it as a common practice? Have you treated it with mockery and despise? Or have you loved and embraced the Cross? Christ's work on the Cross is complete. It is a finished work. Redemption was completed. He left nothing unpaid. He paid it all till the last penny. Receive this great and extraordinary love of Jesus, heaven's greatest gift to you. Love and embrace the Cross.
Further Scripture Reading:
"For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth;"
Job 19:25 NKJV
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 6:19,20 NKJV