Christ was made sin for us. This speaks to the Lord’s fantastic sacrifice and love for us that we do not deserve. Our heavenly Father is without sin and perfect in every way and can’t be in a relationship with someone sinful. After Adam and Eve fell into sin, it seemed like humankind had no hope, but in God’s mercy, He had a plan.
Ephesians 1:4Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
For the Lord to adopt us into His family, Jesus would have to come and die for our sins. Jesus is eternal and has always been in a relationship with God long before we were created. Jesus restored the relationship between God and humanity through His work on the cross. All those who would place their faith in Jesus would receive salvation.
Jesus Took Our Punishment
Humanity’s sin demands a high price, and Jesus came to pay that price. The Lord gave John the Baptist insight as Jesus began His ministry, calling him “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”  Three years later, Jesus died on the cross for our sins. 2 Corinthians 5:21For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 
As Jesus was dying on the cross, He asked for a drink. John 19:29A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. 30 When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.  What did Jesus finish? His sacrifice paid the price for our sins.
How Should I Respond to Jesus’ Great Sacrifice?
Jesus made a way for us to be forgiven and receive eternal life through His death and resurrection. The question is, what will we do with such a great gift? Accepting the gift of salvation is the first step, but there is more that the Lord has for us. He has a plan and purpose for our life that gives us true fulfillment beyond anything the world can offer.
To move forward in God’s plan for our life, we must surrender our will for His greater will. It may seem impossible to surrender our will to the Lord, but we can with His help. Philippians 4:13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Will you surrender your plans for the Lord’s greater ones for you?
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