Re: Verse reading–Exodus 21:1-2, 7-17, 22-27; 22:21-31; 23:1-12 (day four)
There are consequences for every action…prices to pay for offending the law. God’s word is law. There is a price to pay for disobeying His word. In the garden, Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command. Sin entered the world and mankind is born under that sin. Romans 3:23 says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” And Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…” Death is the consequence for sin. When Christ died on the cross, He paid the price for our sin. When He rose from the grave, He had victory over sin. Our consequences were not just cancelled, they were paid in full. We often hear of a victim of a crime forgiving the criminal, but there are still consequences, even though they are forgiven. Jesus didn’t just forgive, He paid the price, He suffered the consequences in our place. We can stand before God justified, only through Jesus Christ.
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Thank you ,Larry, for what I find to be a most inclusive & concise explaination of sin , consequence and forgiveness.