IN CHRIST, OUR RECEIVING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW GOOD WE ARE, BUT ON HOW PERFECT CHRIST’S WORK ON THE CROSS IS. YOU SEE, EVERY GOOD THING IN OUR LIVES MUST COME THROUGH THE CROSS AND ALL WE CAN DO IS TO RECEIVE IT BY FAITH.
YOU SEE, CHRIST TOOK ALL OUR INFIRMITIES AND WAS CRUSHED FOR OUR INIQUITIES; THE PUNISHMENT THAT BROUGHT US PEACE WAS UPON HIM.
(Isaiah 53:4-6, 10) “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed…….and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all…….yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him and cause him to suffer.”
HE FULLY MET ALL THE RIGHTEOUS REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW IN US; HE OBEYED WHAT WE CANNOT OBEY AND PAID WHAT WE CANNOT PAY.
(Rom 8:3-4) For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!