Grace: God's Payment for Our Sins

Jan 19, 2014
God's Payment for Our Sins

Isaiah 53:5,6

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

The LORD Jesus willingly took upon himself the punishment of which we deserved to atone for our sins. That's grace!

Isaiah 40:1,2
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her

  • that her hard service has been completed, (her warfare has ended)
  • that her sin has been paid for,
  • that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.
When Christ paid for sin he paid more than he needed to. For the cross was not just about satisfying God's judicial nature. It was also about God's graciousness. Indeed Christ paid for the sins of the whole world. "He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world." 1John 2:2, though the payment is not applied to their account until they repent and come to faith in Christ.

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