We are so thankful for all the medical personnel who expose themselves to the virus to help those in need. They deserve our admiration.
Jesus, however, did something much more remarkable in the face of the deadliest virus of all. I’m talking about sin. It has and will touch every single person. There are no exceptions. And it always brings death. Scripture bluntly states: “the wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23)
Sin is vastly more dangerous than the coronavirus.
But Jesus didn’t just expose himself to it. Scripture says the Lord laid on him all our sin. So much so, that Scripture simply says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
It’s as if Jesus became sin personified.
He didn’t just take our sin on himself. He also neutralized it. He did that by suffering its consequences—its wages. He died. By rising from the dead, however, he dramatically showed he had robbed sin of its power.
This means Jesus is now the antidote to sin.
The Scripture that says he was made sin for us continues by saying, “that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” We are righteous IN HIM. The cure for sin isn’t a combination of his works and our works. No. Sin’s cure relies solely on what Jesus has done for us.
These can be frightening times. We wonder—we hope and pray—that treatments for the coronavirus will be quickly found. Until then, uncertainty reigns.
But there is no uncertainty when it comes to being saved from the deadliest virus of all. Jesus is the cure.
Friends, hear him. See that Jesus has saved you. See that when you are “in him”, totally trusting in what he has done, God is well-pleased with you. For now and for all eternity.
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