Crime and Punishment

“How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!” (Ps 32:1)
 
Sin requires that we await the consequences. Every crime requires punishment. We cannot cry for God to be just and fair and then expect Him to overlook our wrongdoings. There is a price for all sin.
 
But what if someone stepped in to pay it? Psalm 32 is quoted by Paul in Romans 4:7-8 to describe how blessed the man is who is redeemed from his sin, not because he did it all perfectly, but because of his faith in the Son of God.
 
Every crime requires punishment, so Jesus hung on a cross between criminals. His suffering was done for us so that we no longer need to await the consequences. His death brings hope instead of shame.
 
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites

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