After one certain fire within Yellowstone National Park, a ranger was walking around observing the damage. He came to a certain place where he found a deceased bird at the base of the tree. The ranger was puzzled. The bird could have obviously flown away as the fire was approaching, but yet he found it at the base of the tree. Upon further observation and moving the deceased bird, three baby chicks came out from under the wings of the deceased bird. The baby birds were unharmed due to the love of the momma bird. The price that the momma bird paid for her baby chicks was her life.
The price that Jesus paid for us was his death on the cross. Jesus could have avoided the agony, the humiliation of the cross but because of his love for all mankind, he remained steadfast and endured that cruel death on the cross. The problem with sin is that is lawlessness (I John 3:4) in which it rejects or rebels against God’s divine Word. Sin is also unrighteousness (I John 5:17). Actions, words, places gone, etc. that God expressly desires us not to do, say, or go. Also not doing what God has commanded us to do is also considered unrighteous.
But our goal as Christians should be to remain sinless. If you are anything like me and are human (I know you are!) we all understand that is idea of remaining sinless is extremely difficult. Sin is a problem that is a problem for all humans. But thankfully Jesus has already paid the price for our sins. 1 John 4:9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
The purpose of Jesus’ death was to take away our sins (I John 3:5) and to destroy the works of the devil (I John 3:8). The price of our sins that Jesus paid was expensive. The love that he has for all of mankind kept Jesus on that cross. In order for us to enjoy the pleasures of paradise in Heaven, Jesus had to pay the price. Each day as Christians we should be thankful for that sacrifice and that price that he paid for us. Even while we were weak, sinners, and enemies of Him (Romans 5:6, 8, 10) Jesus paid the ultimate price for us. Are you living up to your end of the deal? Are you living a life that pleases our Heavenly Father and in the end will give you the result of a home in Heaven?