Of Christ the Mediator.
Chapter 8, Paragraph 4.
“…being made sin and a curse for us;…“
2 Corinthians 5:21
Jesus underwent the punishment for sin that we rightly deserve. He became sin and a curse for us. How can that be? Jesus never sinned and He wasn’t defiled by sin. So how could He be made sin for us? How could the innocent Christ be a curse?
Our sin – our transgressions, our corruption, our lack of adherence to God’s law – was imputed onto Christ when He died on the cross. It was attributed vicariously to Jesus, even though He was guilty of none of it. He was the scapegoat, the one who took the fall although innocent.
When Adam and Eve fell, the human race was plunged into a state of misery. Not only is this life filled with toil and grief, eternal punishment awaits as the result of our sin. Because of sin, we are cursed. Jesus, however, became the curse for us. All the consequences due to our transgression, He took upon Himself. Undeserving of the slightest drop of God’s wrath, Christ endured all of it.
Christian, Jesus became your sin, and the curse due to your sin. All this was done so that you may be the righteousness of God. There is no condemnation for you, because Christ was condemned in your place. Do not turn again to sin, but live freely due to Christ!
Questions to Consider
- If Jesus became sin and a curse for you, how does that affect your daily life?