When there is an exchange of goods or services, or a barter, between two people, they usually seek to ensure that there is an even exchange of goods.
But if one of the parties has an item of a certain value and the other party wants to exchange their good, of lesser value, for the item with greater value, this would not be an even exchange.
This is also the case with Jesus, when He exchanged His sinless life for our sinful life. He, who knew no sin, became sin for us so that we might live life eternally in the bosom of the Father.
He, who never succumbed to sin, and we, who gave in to sin every chance we got, were parties of an uneven exchange. When He saw that we were doomed to hell, He stepped in and said, I’ll save them. I’ll give my life so that they may live.
This same Jesus wants to become the Lord of our lives. We owe Him so much, yet we could never repay Him for all He’s done for us. And the beauty of it all is that He’s not a God who would ever hold this over our heads.
Even though we should all come running to Him in thankfulness for all He’s done for us, He gives us the choice to serve Him or not. The choice is ours; we make the decision. But, we also have to be prepared to live with the consequences should we not accept His offer of salvation.
But, who wouldn’t want to serve such a loving and compassionate savior? Our lives are greatly enriched just by knowing Him. There isn’t another one like Him.
There are a lot of imitators, but none of them come close to His glory and majesty. His ways are beyond finding out, and yet Jesus makes Himself known to us, on our level of comprehension, if we seek Him with our whole heart.
His wisdom is far superior to human wisdom, yet He makes wise the simple, who show complete trust and devotion to Him.
Think about the last time you traded something of value for something of lesser value. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t happen very often. It’s natural for us to expect to get what we pay for, or to get a fair exchange when we barter with someone. I’m so thankful God is not like us. If He were, we would all be lost.
The exchange has already been made. The question now is will you accept His offer to exchange His life for your sins? Don’t continue to hold onto them any longer. Loose them so that you can live.
Repent today for your sins. And once you’ve repented, turn away from sin; do not continue to wallow in sin. Jesus wants to free you from the bondage of sin.
Allow Him to cleanse you, change your heart, making you a brand new creation in Christ Jesus; old things are all in the past, and He makes everything brand new.
Get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins (Acts 2:38), and He wants to fill you with His precious Spirit, which will lead you and help you along this Christian journey.
Find a good church home where you can begin to learn more about God, and where you can be among fellow believers to be strengthened in your new life with Christ.
Read your Bible often and talk to God every day. He loves you and wants the best for you. I’m so excited about what God is getting ready to do in your life. Your life will never be the same!