Friday, July 11, 2008

The Stunning Nature of the Cross


This is a quote that struck me this morning. It sent me into worship. I pray it does the same for you.

“For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be. Man claims prerogatives which belong to God alone; God accepts penalties which belong to man alone.”

John W. Stott, The Cross of Christ, 160.

1 comment:

Gina Leigh said...

God puts himself where only man deserves to be....what a GREAT God we serve!