Wednesday, April 4, 2012

For This Purpose...

"Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father 
save me from this hour?' But for this purpose I have come to this hour."
John 12:27

As we contemplate the Passion of the Christ this week, my family has been reading scripture each night and asking ourselves some questions about worshiping God and who He is.

We read John 12:27 and it really spoke to me.

I thought about how Jesus could have easily asked His Father to spare Him the agony of the death on the cross. He could have easily departed right then and there.

But He carefully explains that for this purpose He came: to die for the sins of the world.

And why?

Because the wages of sin is death.

This is what Paul wrote. But notice he didn't write that the wages of our sin results in our death.


He wrote that the wages of all sin equals DEATH

What was earned by our sinning was the death of an innocent man...God in the flesh....Jesus Christ

He was 33 years old and at the height of His ministry. 

And what if He decided not to be the perfect sacrifice? Then what?

We would all still be in our sins. Hopeless. Helpless.

"But for this purpose I have come..."

And that is why my family is taking a few minutes each evening together contemplating who God is and how to worship Him.

We are grateful that He came for this purpose.

Your turn:  After reading John 12:27, what does God reveal to you about who He is and what He has done for you?  How will you worship Him this week?



  1. Thinking about it overwhelms me. If he had chosen to not be the sacrifice, no one else could have. Life would have no purpose, and there would be no hope.

    I'm so grateful that he chose to love me that much.

    1. So true! We would be without that hope of God in the world as Paul wrote in Eph 2:12.

      Praise God that we do have that HOPE everlasting!

      Thanks for visiting!