God presented Him as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed.Romans 3:25(HCSB)
God is deeply offended by sin – and sinful man must be punished. Indeed, the wrath of God must be poured out on all sin, which is why mankind seeks to appease God’s wrath by offering gifts and sacrifices – by trying to do good works and kind deeds – by trying to get right with God. But man is totally incapable of satisfying the justice that a righteous God demands – and so by his own means, man can never be reconciled to God.
How amazing to discover that because of God’s love and justice for the human race, which He made in His own image and likeness, God Himself preordained in His grace to present His only begotten Son as the unique and prefect atoning sacrifice, Who alone would be the propitiation for our sins.
God provided the one and only means through Whom His wrath could be appeased so that sinful man be reconciled to Himself. God purposed that Christ alone would take the punishment for the whole human race so that BY FAITH IN HIM – i.e. through faith in His blood, God’s wrath could be satisfied, and man could be returned into full fellowship with Himself.
What an amazing demonstration of the love and justice of God meeting in the Person of Christ Jesus, Whom God presented as our propitiation. What a glorious demonstration of the righteousness of God - that He paid the price of your sin and mine by giving His only begotten Son to die in our place. Praise His holy name forever, amen.
Thank You that Jesus is the propitiation for my sins. Thank You that in Him Your wrath against my sin is satisfied and thank You that I have been reconciled to You through faith in the blood of My Saviour Jesus Christ in Whose name I pray, AMEN.