Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Words of Comfort: 100 Lashes!

An African chief got wind of a mutiny being planned in his tribe. In an effort to quash the revolt, he called the tribe together and said that anyone caught in rebellion would be given one hundred lashes, without mercy.
A short time later, to the chief’s dismay he found that his own brother was behind the revolt. He was trying to overthrow him so he could be head of the tribe. Everyone thought the chief would break his word. But being a just man, he had his brother tied to a tree. Then he had himself tied next to him, and he took those one hundred lashes across his own bare flesh, in his brother’s place. In doing so, he not only kept his word (justice was done), but he also demonstrated his great love and forgiveness toward his brother.
Such is the love of God in Christ. We are guilty, and yet He took our punishment upon Himself so that we could be free from the demands of Enteral Justice. For details on how to find God’s forgiveness and everlasting life, see www.needGod.com

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