PLAYLIST: Spotify - Friday
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 27:1-51
IMAGINE: What do you think Jesus is feeling emotionally as he is betrayed and arrested? What do you think his disciples are feeling as they are scattered and their teacher is murdered? What do you think Mary and the women are feeling as they want Jesus be tortured and crucified?
CONSIDER: Romans 6:23 tells us that cost of sin is death, but that the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus. Jesus is that that free gift, given for you and for me. The cost of all our sin was paid by one perfect sacrifice, Jesus. Take a moment and consider your life, your shortcomings, your mistakes, all your sin. Now consider the cost of it all, sin hurts people, sin results in brokenness, and in the end, sin leads to death. But consider this: Jesus wiped it out. Jesus wiped away your sin. Jesus paid the cost so that you could be free.
PRAY: Spend some time in reflecting on your freedom in Jesus. Thank God for the free gift of life. Thank him for paying the cost so that you could be free. Ask God to give you the strength to live fully and completely in the freedom he has given you from sin.