What does Good Friday mean for your life today?
by Glen Jackman | Posted May 7th at 1:33pm
He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing what is right. Titus 2:14
On Good Friday, let’s consider that Jesus died on the cross to spare you and me from eternal punishment and to give us the free gift of eternal life. Thus, our troubles in this world are put in perspective.
We can know that our future—for all eternity—is secure. This gives the believer peace no matter what happens in this life and changes the way we react to the difficulties life throws your way. Our sinful nature no longer controls us; we are free to live as God wants us to live.
- Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Galatians 5:24
- If any of you wants to be my follower . . . put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross, and follow me. If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will find true life. Mark 8:34-35
For a deeper dive into the theology of the cross.