God Offers Forgiveness

God Offers Forgiveness

Matthew 27:27-31 NKJV
“Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him. And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified.”

Prior to going to the cross, the soldiers put a scarlet robe upon Jesus. On the cross Jesus put our scarlet sins upon Himself. Jesus, God the Son, never sinned, but He was willing to take our sins upon His own body so that we could be declared righteous in the eyes of God, the Father. So that we could be in right standing with God.

2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

Jesus is the reason that God had extended to us an offer of forgiveness. If we choose (are willing) to accept the offer (salvation through Jesus) that God has given us and obey, than we will be blessed.

Isaiah 1:19 NKJV
“If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the lands”

However, if we choose not (refuse) to accept the free gift of salvation and continue to rebel against God we will be punished.

Isaiah 1:20 NKJV
“But if you refuse and rebel,
You shall be devoured by the sword’;
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”