Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 ESV)
The sacrifices of Abraham, Moses, Ruth, and Mary are all reflections of a greater sacrifice that would be made. Jesus offers us the greatest sacrifice of all. Not only did He sacrifice His life on the cross, but He also made many sacrifices during His life.
Philippians 2:6-8 tells us: “Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:6-8 ESV)
Jesus sacrificed His divine privileged to walk this earth as a fragile human like us, to live a perfect life that He would then sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins and the redemption of our souls. His sacrifice shows He truly offers the greatest love of all.
Christina Patterson is a wife and stay-at-home mom with a passion to encourage women in the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s Word. When she is not folding laundry or playing blocks you will find her with her head deep in her Bible or a commentary. She holds her masters in Theology from Liberty University and is the founder of Beloved Women, a non-profit providing resources and community for women to truly know who they are in Christ: His Beloved. She blogs at belovedwomen.org.
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