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How often do you acknowledge the second person of the Trinity in prayer? God the Son Jesus Christ became the propitiation for our sins. He redeemed us with His own blood and He is worthy of our entire selves. Throughout the Old and New Testament there are so many passages that point to the love of Jesus. Quotes about the love of Christ. Nonetheless, He is the one who loves you most. His bride was more precious to him because she came from his own flesh. The second Adam Jesus Christ also had His side pierced.
The bride of Christ the Church came from His blood pierced side. He took upon a brutal beating that we will never be able to fathom. His side was pierced because of how much He loves you. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. Christ took away your shame. In the Garden Adam and Eve felt no shame while they were both naked. Sin had not yet entered into the world. However, that would soon change as they would disobey God and eat the forbidden fruit. Their state of innocence was tarnished.
They were now both fallen, naked, and filled with guilt and shame. Before they were fallen they needed no covering, but now they did. By His grace, God provided the covering needed to remove their shame. Notice what the second Adam does. He took upon the guilt and shame that Adam felt in the Garden of Eden. Jesus bore His shame of nakedness by hanging naked on the cross. Once again, do you see the correlation? Jesus took upon all the guilt and shame that we have been facing. Have you ever felt rejected?
He felt rejected. Have you ever felt misunderstood? He felt misunderstood. Jesus understands what you are going through because He went through the same things because of His love for you. The Lord touches the deep things in our life. Jesus suffered your suffering. The story of Barabbas is an amazing story of the love of Christ. On the left you have Barabbas who was a well-known criminal. He was a bad guy. On the right you have Jesus. Pontius Pilate found that Jesus was not guilty of any crime.
He did nothing wrong. The crowd had the choice of setting one of the men free. Shockingly, the crowd shouted for Barabbas to be set free. Barabbas was later set free and Jesus would later be crucified. This story is flipped! Barabbas was treated the way Jesus should have been treated and Jesus was treated the way Barabbas should have been treated.
You and I are Barrabas. Though Jesus was innocent He bore the sin you and I rightly deserve. For some reason we try to go back to those chains. He has set you free and there is nothing you can do to repay Him! By His blood wicked people can be set free. In this story we see a great example of grace. Love is intentional. Christ proved His love for us by taking our place on the cross. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him. I will therefore punish and release him.
What evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. Jesus became a curse for you. We learn in Deuteronomy that those who hang on a tree are accursed by God. Disobedience at any point to the law of God in a curse.
The one who bore that curse had to himself be perfectly obedient. The one who was to become guilty, had to be innocent. The only person that can remove the law is the Creator of the law. To remove the curse, the one who bore the curse would have to be subject to the punishment of the curse. The punishment is hanging on a tree, which is the punishment that Christ suffered. Jesus who is God in flesh accepted the curse so that we would be free from the curse.
Christ paid our sin debt in full. Glory be to God! Hanging on a tree is seen throughout Scripture. When Jesus hung on a tree not only did He become a curse, but He also became an image of evil. When the wicked Absalom hung on an oak tree and is later pierced in the side with a spear, that is a foreshadowing of Christ and the cross.
Though he was an evil man, he was loved by his father David. Jesus was also greatly loved by His Father. In Esther we see the disdain that Hamon had for Mordecai. He ended up building a gallows tree 50 cubits high that was intended for another person Mordecai. Ironically, Hamon was later hung on a tree that was meant for someone else. Jesus hung on a tree that was meant for us. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness , which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.
Then the wrath of the king abated. The prophetical story of Hosea and Gomer reveals the love of God for His people even though they get sidetracked by other gods. How would you feel if God told you to marry the worst of the worst? This is a picture of what Christ did for us. Christ went into the worst and most dangerous areas to find His bride. Christ went to a place where other men would not go to find His bride. Hosea went to a bad neighborhood filled with thugs and evil people to search for his bride. He finally found his bride, but he was told that she would not be given to him without a price.
Even though that Hosea was still married to her, she was now the property of someone else. He had to buy her for a price that was expensive for him. This is asinine! Hosea bought his bride who was not worthy of his love, his forgiveness, his favor, such a great price. Hosea loved Gomer, but for some reason it was hard for Gomer to accept his love. Just like Gomer we start looking for love in all the wrong places.
Instead of our worth coming from Christ we start to find our worth and identity in the things of the world. Instead, this leaves us broken. In the midst of our brokenness and our unfaithfulness God never stopped loving us. Instead, He bought us. There is so much love in the story of Hosea and Gomer. God is already our Creator. He made us, so He already owns us. This is why it is even more astounding that He paid the hefty price for people that He already owns. We have been rescued by the blood of Christ.
We were bound to shackles but Christ has set us free. Imagine what Gomer is thinking in her mind as she looks at her husband as he is buying her while she is in a situation that she caused. Due to her own unfaithfulness she was shackled, in bondage, filthy, despised, etc. It would be hard for a man to love a woman who put him through so much grief.
So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes. We obey because He loves us. Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone. However, when we see how far we were from God and the great price that was paid for us, that compels us to please Him.
His love for us is why we seek to do His will. When you have been so captivated by the love of God for you in Christ Jesus you want to be obedient to Him. You are not going to want to take advantage of His love. Our hearts have been transformed and overwhelmed with so much grace , so much love, and such freedom from Christ that we willingly offer ourselves to God. We have been regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit and we have new desires and affections for Jesus.
We want to please Him and we want to honor Him with our lives. However, we will see evidence of God working in our life growing us in the things of God. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?Bible verses on jesus love
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