May 24, 2021
Jesus is important for so many reasons. First and foremost, Jesus is important because He has
made it possible for us to be made right in our relationship with God.
All of us have sinned against God, both by what we have done and what we have not done. Because God is holy, He must punish our sins. We can’t do enough good things to pay for our sins, nor can we stand before God on the merits of our own righteousness.
But God is also infinitely loving and gracious. In His great love, He sent Jesus to die as our substitute. When Jesus died on the cross, God punished Him for our sins. Jesus took the wrath that we deserve so that we can experience God’s mercy and grace. Jesus was punished so that we could be free.
Jesus is important because He is the only way to God. Through Jesus, we experience forgiveness and the newness of life.
The Bible also says that Jesus is the King of Kings and has been exalted to the highest, most important place in the universe.
As it says in Philippians 2:9-11: "Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Jesus is so important that one day everyone in the universe will bow before Him and declare that He is Lord.