The Ultimate Price
He went out, bearing his cross, to the place called 'The Place of a Skull', which is called in Hebrew, 'Golgotha', where they crucified him, and with him two others, on either side one, and Jesus in the middle. Pilate wrote a title also, and put it on the cross. There was written, 'JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.' John 19:17 WEB
We read these familiar words, but we often fail to see the depth of them. Jesus was falsely accused, condemned, beaten, stripped naked, and then nailed to a cross. He was left exposed to slowly die, naked, bleeding, humiliated, and He was entirely in the will of God.
How could that be? It began thousands of years before in Genesis chapter 3 when Adam and Eve disobeyed the one command that God had given them. All of mankind had fallen away, now God made a way for them to be reconciled.
The immeasurable Love of God is revealed in the giving of His own Son, to buy us back from our slave master, and from the curse of the law. We were bought with a price. God took His own innocent Child, and offered Him as a sacrifice for us.
Let no one make you feel unworthy today. God Himself has chosen you, and paid the ultimate price for you to be free. It is not because you deserve it, or earned it, nor will you ever. It is because He loves you. It is not because we are good, it is because He is good. Never let anyone steal that truth from you.Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for redeeming me. You first loved us, and now I love You. Your goodness and mercy amaze me. Walk with me today, speak to me and through me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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