Sunday, October 28, 2012

Day 28

"But in the conflict between God and man, only one party has been offended. God has been profoundly and acutely aggrieved by the other party; He Himself is fully innocent, entirely without fault or blame.

The other party (all of humanity) is undeniably, categorically, and completely guilty--yet this guilty party does not even care to be reconciled, but is locked in active hostility to the other party. In contrast, God is fully committed to resolution with the violators.

....In the mystery of His mercy, God--the innocent, offended party--offers up to death His own Son, to satisfy His righteous wrath and save the guilty party from it."
--C.J. Mahaney, Christ Our Mediator
"In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." 1 John 4:10

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