His Passion For You

Have you tried giving up a delicious meal so someone you love could eat? Have you given up sleep so you could take care of a sick family member all night? What would you do for someone you love? What difficulty did you go through for that person? Was that person aware and grateful for what you did?

If you have had to go through some kind of suffering for someone you love, you would have a better understanding of what Jesus did for you so that you could have true life. His is a true, unconditional, eternal, faithful love. This is what He did for love (for you):

He invested good in the lives of His disciples but one of them would betray Him with a kiss for thirty pieces of silver (Matt 26:14-16). He asked for prayer support from His disciples when his most difficult hour had come, He had just been betrayed and He faced imminent suffering, but twice they let Him down and dozed off on Him (Matt 25:40, 43, 45). His soul was exceedingly sorrowful to the point of death (Mark 14:34). In anguish, His sweat was like drops of blood (Luke 22:44). Peter who had correctly known that He was the Messiah denied Him, three times just a little after declaring that even if he has to die with Jesus, he would never disown Him (Matt 26:35). All the other disciples likewise declared that. (same verse) but in verse 56 after the arrest, all the disciples deserted Him and fled. (Matt 26:56). The rest of His suffering is better visualised than read.

If we were all out in serving Him sacrificially, perhaps we could understand that Jesus would be willing to die for us. But steeped in our own personal desires and pursuits opposed to Him, when we were of no use to Him, He took all that suffering and death to take our place so that we may be forgiven of our sins and have eternal life.

Romans 5:7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

It’s incomprehensible, too good to be true. Have you known His love for you? Have you received it? Have you owned it? It is yours. What is your response to Jesus’s true love for you?

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