Why did Jesus not destroy us all?
The Passover and Easter season are approaching, and I have been thinking more on the Lord’s suffering and crucifixion. The Holy Bible indicates that Jesus was beaten for our healing, and crucified for our salvation. 1 Peter 2:24 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. Jesus was the creator of all we see, the vast universe, the Earth, all life, and also those who abused and crucified him. Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Jesus who created all things humbled himself and became a man. Philippians 2 : 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Why would the creator of all things do this? Hebrews 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. Jesus is a merciful and faithful high priest, because he was made like unto his brethren. He calls us here his brothers and sisters. Imagine the very creator of the universe, referring to us as close family members. He wanted to know what the human experience was, and was willing to take on all the punishment and curses that come from disobedience to his laws, upon himself. Isaiah 52: 14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: How difficult it must have been, to have been buffeted and abused, physically and verbally, slapped and spit upon, whipped, beaten, mocked and crucified, by his very own creation. What if, in the midst of it all, he had shouted, ENOUGH !! What if he had decided that this mankind he had created, was not worth it after all. That he would start over. He could have instantly vaporized the Earth, and man along with it. Lets be thankful, that our Lord and Savior was humble and obedient. If you have not made him your Lord and Savior, he wants you to be a part of the very family of God. A family that he has paid such a price for you to be a part of. None of us can be a member of this family on our own. Like any family, we have to be born into it. How can we receive the priceless gift that Jesus has paid for, with his own body and blood? By accepting and acknowledging what he has done for us. By coming to a realization that, having never been God our self, we cannot with any of our own efforts, become a part of his family. Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Finally to receive this gift, we simply tell God, this is our desire, that we want the gift he has paid for. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. There it is. Lets be thankful this Passover season, and each and every day, that Jesus last word were not Enough! But after having been an obedient servant, to his very own creation, having done everything necessary for our salvation, he cried on the cross. “It is finished.”