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27th April 2024

The Substitute

Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust,

that He might bring us to God, . . .

1 Peter 1:18

A Substitute, is a person who takes the place or function of another. Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ became our substitute and “suffered once for [our] sins, the just for the unjust” (1 Peter 3:18). As God’s sinless sacrifice, Christ suffered and died once and for all (Hebrews 10:10), for all who believe in Him. He took the penalty for all our sins in His own body on the cross. His substitutionary death on the cross provided “hope” for us as He freely, willingly gave His life for us (1 Peter 3:15). He did so to bridge the chasm between us and God. 

May we rejoice and find comfort and confidence in this profound truth: only by the substitutionary death of Jesus can we—sinners in need—have a relationship with and complete spiritual access to our loving God. 

Bible Reading

1 Peter 3:13–18.


Dear Jesus, thank You for dying in my place so that I might have access to God. Amen.



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