What is the mightiest truth in the Bible? Last Sunday my pastor shared a quote from a marvelous Christian of yesteryear which he thought nailed it. I agree. Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Matthew 20:28 English Standard Version (ESV)
28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
“This is the mightiest truth in the Bible. Let us take care that we grasp it firmly, and never let it go. Our Lord Jesus Christ did not die merely as a martyr, or as a splendid example of self-sacrifice and self-denial. Those who can see no more than that in His death, fall infinitely short of the truth. They lose sight of the very foundation-stone of Christianity, and miss the whole comfort of the Gospel. Christ died as a sacrifice for man’s sin. He died to make reconciliation for man’s iniquity. He died to purge our sins by the offering of Himself. He died to redeem us from the curse which we all deserved, and to make satisfaction to the justice of God, which must otherwise have condemned us. Never let us forget this!”
[J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospels I, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1856), p. 258]