Rebuilding My Devotional Life in Christ Jesus
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
(John 19:30 KJV)
There was no need for the Son of man to come and die on the Cross except for the sin of Mankind. There was no sin in Him that needed to be atoned for but because of His great love wherewith He loved us, He accepted to be put to death at the hands of wicked men. All that He suffered He did for us. He put on the crown of thorns for us. He received the lashes at His back for us. He was pierced at His side for us. Although He suffered so much on the cross, we were on His mind. It was His love for us that motivated Him to die for us as Romans 5:8 says.
The question we ought to ask ourselves is, what have we done with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ? Have we given our lives to Him? He gave up so much for us. What are we giving up for Him? He showed us an example that if we are going to do God’s will there are times that we may have to suffer for it. The lure of sin may be pleasurable, but we ought not to yield to it just as He chose to accept the consequence of dying on the cross although it cost Him His life. Hebrews 12:4 says that in all our struggles against sin, it never led to our shedding of blood or the loss of our lives. If the Lord did all these for us, then the least we can do is to stay away from the sin He died on the cross for. Selah!
Father God, I thank you that you sent the Lord Jesus Christ to die for me. I ask that I may be strengthened by your Holy Spirit to live a life that will please You. I ask all this in Jesus’ name. Amen.