Is that your question? Are you wondering why Jesus really had to die for us? If it was because he loved us, are you thinking, how could a man love anyone that much to die for him? And then there is the question: what good has His love possibly done for us? That is, has His good example of love made us more loving? Has it really made anyone a better, more loving person? Do people now, because of Christ’s example, show the same example of love for others—that they would die for them?
Well, Jesus has no doubt shown us a good example of love. But His death on the cross was not just to demonstrate to us a good example. In His death He paid the penalty for our sins. In the Bible, (in Isaiah 53:5-6) it says,
He [Jesus] was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. 6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord [God] has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him [Jesus].
Also in 1 Peter 2:24 it says of Jesus,
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
So Jesus paid the penalty for our sin in His own body. That’s how much He loved us. But not everyone will be saved. Only those who receive His gift of love. Only those who truly believe in Him will be saved. All others will perish. John 3:36 says,
He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
Those words above are the words of Jesus and they are true. Believe in God and in His Son Jesus today and Jesus’ death on the cross will save you forever. His shed blood will be applied to your life and you will live forever in heaven with God, the angels, and with all other believers.
Open your heart to God and trust Him. Here is a suggested prayer that you can pray right now to be saved:
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. Lord, please save me. I invite you to come into my life and take charge of my life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be. In Jesus name, Amen.
Did you pray this prayer? Please comment.