In our world of electronic banking and credit cards, it’s easy to ignore what things cost. The same is true with sin. Our culture enjoys temporary pleasures while disregarding what God says is the price of transgressions. (Romans 6:23 ” For the wages of sin is death…”)
The Bible tells what our sin cost Jesus.
For our sake, He suffered…
Physical Pain. During the hours leading up to His crucifixion. Jesus was mocked, beaten, and humiliated. In His weakened state, He was forced to carry on His shoulders the instrument of His death — the cross. Then He was nailed to it and hoisted up to die an excruciating death.
Man’s Sin. Jesus lived a perfect life on earth. But at the cross, the Father placed all of mankind’s sins upon the Savior. There, Christ experienced the fullness of our transgressions, guilt, and shame. “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor 5:21).
Abandonment. In the final hours, Jesus was separated from His Father, their fellowship broken for the only time since eternity past. Our sin became the barrier that kept them apart until Jesus Christ’s work of atonement was finished.
Divine Judgment. God’s wrath was poured out on Jesus because of Man’s sin. Christ experienced the judgment we deserved.
Our Savior suffered greatly on our behalf, shedding His blood so we might become part of God’s family. He calls us to a life of sacrificial service — doing the Father’s work and living to please Him.
In light of what our salvation cost, how can we do anything less?
Quoted from “In Touch Ministries.”