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God Loved Us

Two Gold CoinsGod proved and demonstrated his love for us, for according to John 3.16 "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." But how did Jesus Christ's death prove God's love to us? How did it remove the barrier of sin between us and God? God's character is like a coin with two sides: justice and love. His justice rightly condemns humans, for sin must be punished. His love makes him long for people to become his friend again. On the cross, his justice and his love were perfectly satisfied. Sin had to be punished, so God in his love sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place, bearing the death penalty our sins deserved.✞

Our Sin Taken By Jesus

Carved Wooden CrossThat is why he cried from the cross, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" The full punishment for our sin was taken by Jesus. As one man once put it, "He carried the can for everybody." Jesus suffered the agony of being cut off from his father for us. Just before he died, Jesus said, "it is finished."

"Love Jesus Christ"
by N. L. Warren permission
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