March 4

Read: Mark 14:26-31

Jesus’ death on the cross occurred roughly 2000 years ago, yet the death He died, He died to make payment for all our sins.  Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin are death, so Jesus died to pay the wage our sins’ earned.  As people who live in the 21st century, 100% of the sins we have committed and will commit had yet to happen, but Jesus knew they were coming — and loved us anyway.  This principle plays out in the life of Peter on a much shorter time clock.  Jesus knew Peter was going to deny Him . . . He told Peter so.  Yet, Jesus loved Peter and died for Him anyway.  Peter’s failure with Jesus’ foreknowledge is a picture for us that God loves us and sent Jesus to die for us WHILE we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8).

Question of the Day:  How does it make you feel knowing that Jesus loves us even knowing we have sinned and will sin even more?

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