Lent – the temptation, completed by the biggest sinner of all – jesus

So we move through Jesus temptation, which he resisted better than anyone else ever will.  He healed, he saved the world, he saved my soul, and possibly yours.

How then can Jesus be the biggest sinner of all time?

2 Corinthians 5:21
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

That says, god sent Jesus into the world without sin. He made him “sin” for us. That doesn’t mean he stole, or lied, or whatever.
Indeed he was sinless, but he became “sin” the very essence of sin, he was every lie, every bad deed, every lustful thought you have ever had, and all of us have ever had.

So he was the biggest sinner EVER.

Why?  So that we can become ” the righteousness of God”.

We can become righteous before god because he has taken the burden of our sin, through love.

To come before God, who hates all sin, we must be free of sin.
Jesus allowed us to inherit “the righteousness of God”.

Not because we are worthy, sinless, free of any taint of sin that would bar us from coming before him.

But because he took your sin, he was the boy that took the blame for your lie, that paid the price of the thing you stole, or the hurtful word, or the lustful thought.

So as we walk through his temptation, and fail over and over again to overcome that temptation.

The only man to overcome temptation and sin, paid the price for yours. By becoming sin, the essence of it, the very thing of it.
The baddest man ever.

The ultimate act of love, is to accept the blame for someone else, to the point of death.

Why?

To accept the blame for every human that ever lived?

the great exchnage 2 Corinthians 5 21

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