Crucifixion - Did Jesus Die in Vain?
Galatians 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain. NKJV
God had a plan to reconcile the world to himself that rested on the crucifixion of his son. He suffered that we might be accepted.
God so loved us that he submitted his son to us unconditionally and completely. Jesus so loved his father that he agreed to the plan. He chose to lay down his life; it was not taken from him. He does not force anyone to choose to accept him.
But to the few who do receive his Son, to them, he gives the right to be called his child. No one else. He had a perfect plan. Knowing most would reject his Son, his gift of life, he gave anyway.
He gave knowing most would say, “Thanks, but no thanks.”
Or, “No thanks, I’m good enough. My behavior is acceptable. I don’t need his blood to cleanse me.”
To those who reject his offer, Jesus died in vain.
I pray he will not have died in vain for you.
Eternal God, May the crucifixion of your son not be in vain for us. May we not waste your grace and love.
I have two grown sons and two grandchildren. A transplant from Washington, I live in southeastern Nebraska and write to encourage believers to find their rest in God as described in Hebrews 4:9-10.