He Made Him To Be Sin For Us

by / Friday, 25 July 2014 / Published in God is Love

“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.” II Corinthians 5:21

God permitted His beloved Son, full of grace and truth, to come from a world of indescribable glory, to a world marred and blighted with sin, darkened with the shadow of death and the curse. He permitted him to leave the bosom of His love, the adoration of the angels, to suffer shame, insult, humiliation, hatred, and death… Behold Him in the wilderness, in Gethsemane, upon the cross! The spotless Son of God took upon Himself the burden of sin. He who had been one with God, felt in His soul the awful separation that sin makes between God and man. This wrung from His lips the anguished cry, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” It was the burden of sin, the sense of its terrible enormity, of its separation of the soul from God,–it was this that broke the heart of the Son of God.

But this great sacrifice was not made in order to create in the Father’s heart a love for man, not to make Him willing to save. No, no! God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.”

The Father loves us, not because of the great propitiation, but He provided the propitiation because He loves us. Christ was the medium through which He could pour out His infinite love upon a fallen world… None but the Son of God could accomplish our redemption; for only He who was in the bosom of the Father could declare Him. Only He who knew the height and depth of the love of God could make it manifest. Nothing less than the infinite sacrifice made by Christ in behalf of fallen man could express the Father’s love to lost humanity. —Steps To Christ, pp. 14-16

E. G. White, With God At Dawn, p. 52

“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”  II Corinthians 5:19

Look, O look to Jesus and live!  You cannot but be charmed with the matchless attractions of the Son of God.  Christ was God manifest in the flesh, the mystery hidden for ages, and in our acceptance or rejection of the Saviour of the world are involved eternal interests.–Fundamentals of Christian Education, p. 179

By sin man was shut out from God.  Except for the plan of redemption, eternal separation from God, the darkness of unending night, would have been his.  Through the Saviour’s sacrifice, communion with God is again made possible.  We may not in person approach into His presence; in our sin we may not look upon His face; but we can behold Him and commune with Him in Jesus, the Saviour… God is “in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself.”…

The life and the death of Christ, the price of our redemption, are not only to us the promise and pledge of life, not only the means of opening again to us the treasures of wisdom; they are a broader, higher revelation of His character than even the holy ones of Eden knew.  And while Christ opens heaven to man, the life which He imparts opens the heart of man to heaven.  Sin not only shuts us away from God, but destroys in the human soul both the desire and the capacity for knowing Him.  All the work of evil it is Christ’s mission to undo.  The faculties of the soul, paralyzed by sin, the darkened mind, the perverted will, He has power to invigorate and to restore.   He opens to us the riches of the universe, and by Him the power to discern and to appropriate these treasures is imparted.–Education, pp. 28, 29

E. G. White, With God At Dawn, p. 53

187 Views

Share This:

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

TOP