Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Reason #19 - He Became Sin For Us
2 Corinthians 5:21 - "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
Imagine this. The Lamb of God -
Without blemish -
- In intimate fellowship with the Father.
God's standard is perfection, is it not? Only a sinless Being can know our Lord God intimately. Christ knew no sin. He was one with the Father.
I wonder if any of us will ever come close to understanding the enormous impact that lay before Christ when God's plan for salvation was revealed. For Christ, Who had known no sin, Who had always enjoyed unbroken fellowship with the Father, must not only live in a sinful world, and in a fleshly body, but He must become sin.
Christ - the spotless Lamb -
SIN for us.
He became sin, that we might become righteous. By His choice, He lay aside that sweet intimacy, and God turned His back on His Son. Why? Because He loved us so much, that He would rather break fellowship with His Father than to see His people lost and separated from God.
Oh to see the pain written on Your face
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Every bitter thought, every evil deed
Crowing Your blood stained brow.
This the power of the cross
Christ became sin for us.
Took the blame, bore the wrath
WE STAND FORGIVEN AT THE CROSS.
~ "The Power of the Cross," Keith and Kristyn Getty
I am in awe. I love my Lord, because He became sin for me.