Thursday, October 27, 2016

John 18:38-40

John 18:38-40
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

 It's an injustice, right?  A guilty man is set free, and an innocent man is condemned to die.  It's worthy of our righteous indignation.
  But the crazy thing is that this reversal trickles down to us.  We, the guilty, are set free from our prison of sin and death due to the death of the innocent man.  His blood liberates us, even though we don't deserve our freedom.  It's a gift he gives us, and he allows this to happen.  It's not the power of the Roman empire that holds Jesus to the cross -- it's the power of God's love and his will for us to be free.
  So you have benefited from the death of an innocent man.  May we live in such a way as to honor this amazing gift.

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