“Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, . . .but with the precious blood of Christ. . .” (1 Peter 1:18,19)
COMMENT: Just recently the point was driven home to me that some people in the world have a much distorted concept of Christianity. The other day I was talking about the world situation with a cashier while paying for my groceries. He told me that things were going poorly in the world because “God is mad at us because we killed His Holy Son.” My mouth dropped open when I heard this foolishness. I immediately went to my car and brought him a Christian tract that fully explained God’s plan for salvation. Isaiah 53:10 declares: “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him (Jesus); He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin…” So we know that God was not surprised or dismayed when Jesus was crucified on that Cross. It was foreordained before the foundation of the world. (1 Peter 1:20) My cashier friend would have been correct to say that the anger of God is “. . . against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men…” (Romans 1:18) God’s anger against the sinner is appeased by the death of Christ Jesus; theologically this is known as propitiation. Have you escaped the wreath of God? If not, go to Romans 10:9 & 10 and follow directions.
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Matthew 26:28, Romans 3:24-26 and 5:8-10
WISE SAYING: That’s why we bow down and worship the King; because He gave His everything.