4.2.21 – Daily Dose of Worship. Good friday.

Let’s take a break today from the study on Matthew to read this passage and just take a minute to think on this day.

1 Peter 3:18 says this, “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.”

We can say good friday. We can talk about the death, the suffering, the pain. We can talk about it all but today let’s also remember the sacrifice that was made here.

This verse has an incredible few words that just made me stop tonight as I was reading this….

“the righteous for the unrighteous.”

Jesus died for the the unrighteous. All of us. The good, the bad, everyone in between. All of us. Not some of us. Not just you and me. Not just the ones that believe. Not just the ones who go to church on Sunday. Not just the ones who serve the homeless, help the needy and the poor. Not just the ones who help the sick and stand up for the weak.

He died for the addict. The one who can’t stop thinking about the next hit. He died for the one who can’t find a way back to his family. Can’t find a way back to her son or daughter. The ones who don’t even know His name or listen for His voice. He died for the brokenhearted. The slave traders. The sex traffickers. He died for the transgender kid who’s been forced out onto the street because his parents don’t understand. He died for those who fight against His name and those who kill in His name.

He died for each and every one of us. There is no exclusion. No race, no class, no gender.

Every one of us.

Love. Defined.

Love. Decided.

Love. Given.

It wasn’t only about you. It was about all of us. Each and every one of us. Your neighbor, your family, your friends, people you don’t know need to know.

His sacrifice is our freedom. His love is our victory.

10 Comments

  1. Peggy F on April 2, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Amen ! I love that you focused on all the “whosoevers”…………the all of us , Jesus, Son of God, the Almighty Creator, stepped out of His Divinity, just thinking on that staggers my imagination, but yes, for all, “while we were yet sinners” , Romans tells us. Oh, I pray tonight, I pray that I always keep this in mind, when I look at “everyone”, for everyone is the ONE Jesus died and bled for , the one He paid the debt for , and respond to that ” one” with His love, His compassion, His grace, His mercy and be for that ” one”, a reflection of Jesus.

  2. Diane J on April 2, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Amen Thank You Jesus for the ultimate sacrifice that saved my soul Your Grace and Mercy for Your Children is something that is forever a Blessing I Love You Lord

  3. Patti S on April 2, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Beautiful! Thank you.

    Because of Him

  4. Nela on April 2, 2021 at 10:02 am

    So many don’t get this!! ALL means all…. and I’m so thankful that includes me.

  5. Paulette Dunn on April 2, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    AMEN! 💖💖💖

  6. Sandy G on April 2, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Amen! Thank you Jesus!

  7. Anita W on April 2, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Amen!

  8. Bruce on April 2, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    It like the song says “It’s all about me Jesus”! JUST KIDDING!

    The love of God exceeds our wildest expectations!

    We are blessed.

    • Patti S on April 3, 2021 at 3:14 pm

      I loved your post Bruce!

  9. Suzanne Robinson on April 3, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Amen !!

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