Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Christ Died For One Such As You!

The verse 1 John 2:2 was a key to one of the locks on the chains that held me fast. Unsure that Christ had really died for me, I would fall back on sweet truth of these verses:

“He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” 1 John 2:2

And,

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9

Friends, if you lack assurance that Christ has died for you, meditate much on this verse! Realise that Christ did not come for the righteous; the righteous have no need for a Saviour! No, Christ came for wicked, ungodly, sinners - of which I am numbered! Don’t forget that! When the accuser whispers in your ear and reminds you of the countless transgressions that hang like torn threads from the tattered robe that is your life – remember this: Christ came and died for one such as you! Jesus will not reject you because of your many sins! No, rather, He came because of your many sins.

“He came so that He might take away our sins and in him is no sin!” 1 John 3:5

Don’t forget that!

2 comments:

Puritan said...

Praise the Lord brother Sam. Amen and Amen!

Shannon Jacobyansky said...

Amen Sam...Amen!

...countless transgressions that hang like torn threads from the tattered robe that is your life...

a wonderful picture of our sinfulness!

Thank you once again!