What Did Jesus Do For You?

Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself…. We are all able to receive God’s life, his Spirit, in and with us by believing—just the way Abraham received it. Galatians 3:13–14 (MSG)

If you have a relationship with Jesus, He has saved you from a defeated life. He makes a blessed life possible instead!

Jesus’ death paid for all our sins. He took the punishment we deserve so we don’t have to endure the curse that accompanies sin. Now every promise in the Bible is ours.

Galatians 3:13–14 tells us that Jesus actually absorbed that cursed life completely into Himself. Because Jesus took your place, you are blameless in God’s eyes. This doesn’t mean that you don’t suffer the earthly consequences of bad decisions. Also, sin causes you to distance yourself from God, preventing you from having the level of relationship with Him that you could have. But despite all this, Jesus qualifies you to be accepted by God. Actually, Hebrews 8:12 says that God no longer even remembers your sin and according to Psalm 84:11 (NKJV), no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Because of Jesus, you have a relationship with God and He now withholds no good thing from you. 2 Peter 1:2–4 tells us that His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue. It doesn’t say He gave us some things or that He sometimes gives us things. He has given us (past tense) ALL things!

Jesus gives you the opportunity to live a blessed life. Take it!