I remember being in Louisville Kentucky in 2008 while this hymn was sung. Over 5000 men praising the Savior Jesus Christ for taking the wrath of God as our Penal Substitute. Myself and three other brothers from my church hopped on a plane to Louisville for the Together for the Gospel conference. If you listen very carefully you can hear us… Maybe not!
It’s funny how things work out, I had been thinking a lot lately about Christ and His atoning work on the cross as our Penal Substitute… and I came upon this Hymn on Youtube sung at TG4 while I was there… I think that’s pretty Cool! When you’re at this conference you get a ton of free books and one of the books we received that amazing I just took off my shelve from my study was Pierced For Our Transgressions(Rediscovering the glory of Penal Substitution) I would recommend this book to you, to learn more about Christ atoning work on the cross.
I deserved God’s wrath and God had mercy on me… So much mercy and love He put Christ in my place 2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Christ was our Propitiation Romans 3:25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;
1 Peter 2:22-24 who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
Just something to think about!
Before the Throne of God Above