Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
“. . . he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped and we were healed!”
(Isaiah 53:5 (NLT))
Nothing comes without a price!
Have you truly stopped to reflect on the great price that Jesus willingly paid in order to save us from our sins? Have you thought about how you would attempt to pay the price for yourself? It is impossible for us to pay the price for our own sins. We are guilty of far too many to even stop to think about. Multiply that by the number of people who have or will ever live and you begin to see the magnitude of the weight of the sins of the world. It is a burden that no man can bear.
At this time of year when Easter approaches, it is necessary to remember that Jesus was not simply a man.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
(John 1:1-5 (NIV))
This does not sound like a simple man. Just as John said, Jesus was with God because He was God.
Only God could save us from our sins. Think about the pain and suffering that He endured in order to give you salvation.
Nothing comes without a price! Either you try to pay it yourself or you allow God to pay it for you.
This is what the gift of the cross means!