How did He pay my penalty for me?
He became a man…to live the life I couldn’t live to pay the debt I couldn’t pay.
Society is so offended by some crimes, it requires the person to pay with his life. God is so offended by our sin, He has said only the sacrifice of a sinless life will pay our debt in full. No man can live a sinless life; therefore, no man can pay his debt to God.
God became a man to live the life we couldn’t live to pay the debt we couldn’t pay. This man is Jesus Christ. Only the sacrifice of Jesus’ life is precious enough, costly enough, valuable enough in the eyes of God to pay our debt in full (1 Peter1:18-19). This is the saving love of God: what He has required, He has provided. To pay the debt of sinful man, He gave His only Son.[nextpage]