God cares for us. He knows that we are wicked, fallen, and unable to save ourselves, so He sends His only Son to pay the sin debt for us.
The most beautiful thing I ever heard of!
“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
What could be better than the divine plan of substitutionary atonement? God must punish sin–He could not be God unless He did. It is a necessity of His nature, that He should hate sin with an infinite hatred, and must punish it!
Yet, as He had loved His people with an everlasting love, how could He better show His love to them and His hatred of sin–than by giving up His well-beloved Son to die instead of them! This seems to me to be the most beautiful thing I ever heard of—and it delights my soul to preach it!
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, by becoming a curse for us!” Galatians 3:13
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001