“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus because through Christ Jesus the power the spirit set me free from the power of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by sinful man, God did by sending his own son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin sacrifice.”
And the next verse:
“And so he condemned sin in sinful man in order that the righteous requirements of the law be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the spirit.”
Jesus paid the price.
The requirements of the law were met.
We don’t fully understand the righteousness of God so its hard for us to grasp the need for this sacrifice. I was once told this ‘parable’ that helped me –
A man murdered another man so he was brought in front of the judge. The judge found him guilty and gave him the death penalty. The requirements of the law needed to be met. But then the judge took off his robe and went down to stand next to the man. The judge told the man he was free. The judge was going to take the punishment for man’s crime.
This is grace. Unmerited. Given to a guilty person. A person who should be paying the price doesn’t have to. Because they have a Savior.
This is me.
This is you.
Thank you, Jesus.