man not fit to live with humans is brought to court for sentencing. He stands
before the jury because he rapes women even under aged children;
breaks into people’s
houses to steal and so many times leaves the victims dead. He never pays his
taxes, he drives without license. Generally, he is all the time on the wrong
side of the law.
guy, a public enemy—he is a threat to the public—and could be charged with
treason, sexual assault, murder, possession of illegal items, theft, and so
many other offenses. And the sentence? Maybe life imprisonment, or even death
by hanging, firing squad, but the people think he deserves more than that.
judge then delivers a sentence, “death by hanging.”
in the twist of events, the judge offers to serve the punishment so that this
bad guy can go away scot-free! Because according to the judge, “this messed up
guy deserves a second chance!” He adds, “I will take up your badness, go and
die on your part so that you can be set free from that wretch of a life you are
Moral: Jesus Christ, the judge took
up our badness, shame, unworthiness, fakeness and went to serve the punishment
which was meant for us so that we could get away scot-free, uncondemned (Romans
8:1). By and through Him (Jesus) alone, those who are in Him receive this free
gift of grace.