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I’ve been reading different books about the atonement, the cross, etc. One example is “Rediscovering the Scandal of the Cross” by Joel Green and Mark Baker. I’ve always been interested in understanding the background of “penal substitution” as the primary way to describe Jesus’ work on the cross. Seminary started that process for me, and I continue it on my own.
I guess, after reading much on the subject, I can’t help but realize one thing. A man died for me. No matter how it’s been described since then, what God meant, Paul meant, Mark meant, etc. etc. still, a man died for me and for you. That’s pretty unheard of and it seems to mean a ton! It makes me feel humbled, it makes me wonder why would anyone do that, it makes me thankful.
It reminds me of John’s words in John 15:13, “Greater love has no-one than this, that he lay down his life for a friend. You are my friends….”
Have a great day,
Into the future,