Hello, God has given me something in 1 Kings 16:11 which says,
“As soon as he began to reign and was seated on the throne, he killed off Baasha’s whole family. He did not spare a single male, whether relative or friend.”
For Baasha, this means that he had no family, no friends, no life, really no life, he’d died. Baasha and his family and friends had to pay the punishment for Baasha’s sins, what about for us? We sin too, who payed for our sin, does this mean that at any time, God could send His wrath on us? OF COURSE NOT!!!! Why? BECAUSE JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS IN OUR PLACE!!! JESUS TOOK ON ALL THE WRATH OF GOD!!! Because Jesus died on the cross for us, we don’t have to.
This seems familiar, a man sinning and then he and his family have to pay the punishment, Jeroboam is one person who had this happen, but there is someone else, Adam and Eve, they ate the fruit from the tree God told them not to, and Adam and his family payed, but why didn’t Adam and Eve just die there, as soon as they ate the fruit? They didn’t die right then because God bade a substitute for them, and this substitute wasn’t just some fig leaved, this was an animal, a sacrifice that shed blood, just like Jesus, Jesus died on the cross for us, and He payed the price for our sins.
For us this means that Jesus died on the cross for us, and now we can go to heaven, but, we should go on sinning, in my other post, “What Jesus went through” I brought out Romans 6:1-4, and if you read that, it tells you why we shouldn’t sin, of course we are not perfect, but it is a very useful passage, and it proves my point.