What I read today

2 Kings 5-6; Proverbs 7; Ezekiel 35; Mark 13; 2 Corinthians 5

It’s hard for human beings to comprehend what Jesus did for you and me.  We wonder why anyone would have to do what he did?

The truth is that the thought of an all-powerful God who sits in judgment on the world is terrifying.  We know inherently that we are imperfect beings.  Our own consciences tell us how often we fail to live up to the standards of the world, let alone the standards of a holy and all-powerful God.

That’s the entire basis of what Paul is saying in 2 Corinthians 5 vs. 11 to 21.

Paul tells us of the certainty that Jesus came to die to pay for each one of our sins, and each one of our mistakes, shortcomings, and failings.  He came to give each one of us the ability to stand in front of that holy God and proclaim that I am here because the blood of Jesus Christ paid for each and every one of my sins.  He gave me life.

The words, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.:

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