Why Did Jesus Die?

When asked the question, “Why did Jesus die,” I expect most people would answer, “For me” or “Because of my sin.” That is true, but many seem to forget that it didn’t end there. Jesus didn’t die so that we could live in sin. Jesus died so that we could have life. Not a selfish, sinful life, but an abundant life–a life of relationship with Him. He wanted the relationship that He created us for when He placed man and woman in the Garden. Even after His sacrifice, many chose to ignore Him, to mock Him, in essence to crucify Him all over again. Sadly, mankind is still doing that today.

It is interesting to me that, even though Jesus knew that would be the case, He sent His Son to die anyway. It was worth it to Him for the few that would accept His outstretched hand and choose to submit to Him. I don’t understand a love that strong, but I am thankful for it!

As I ponder what Jesus did for me, I am asking what He desires me to do for Him. It’s easy to get in a rut or to get used to our comfortable place in life, but don’t settle for anything less than God’s best for your life. For myself, I know that He has blessed me far more than I deserve, and I pray I never take that for granted or become lazy because of it.

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Sony Elise

Sony has been an avid southern gospel fan since she first heard The Happy Goodman Family on a cassette in the mid-1980s. She is the co-founder of Family Renewal and the owner of Sony Elise Editing Services.

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  1. Reply March 27, 23:16 #1 scottysearan

    Fine remarks and insight.

    I am glad that God sent His only begotten Son to be a sacrifice for my sins and give to me abundant blessed eternal life.

    Have you ever thought: that when a person is born, their spirit will live on for eternity?. They may physically die on this earth, but their body will rise again in a resurrection to live forever. It’s not over when you die.

    I wonder how many Judas’ Iscariot’s are in the the church?

    Some will say that never will betray Jesus But what is the price for betrayal of Jesus?

    The price is what sin will we do to dishonour Jesus?

    Think about it.

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