Mark 15:46 ” So Joseph of Arimathea bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.”

Jesus did not deserve to die. There were no creditable charges against Him, no probable cause for His execution on the cross. Nothing Jesus had ever done on earth was worthy of this type of conclusion…but yet, here He lay. So why? Why would Jesus willingly die in our place? The simple explanation is Grace. Romans 3:23-24 reminds us that, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Or as the 5th Chapter of Romans tells us, death came through Adam, but life came through Christ. Where sin and all its ugliness and depravity had led to condemnation and death…grace came to renew, restore, and justify fallen man. Through this grace we got what we didn’t deserve…salvation and eternal life…or to put it another way, God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.

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