Sin: The reason for the season.

I recently heard Don Kistler make the statement that “sin is the reason for the season” and he is absolutely right. Christ coming to earth as a human wasn’t for . . .

Your self-esteem . . .

Your personal finances . . .

Your financial success . . .

Your gift exchange party . . .

Your social status . . .

Your temporal happiness . . .

Nope, Jesus came because of your sin and mine. He was the perfect substitution for the object of God’s righteous wrath that we so justly deserve. So this holiday, remember sin is the real reason for the season!

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. Mark 10:45

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21

Merry Christmas!

5 thoughts on “Sin: The reason for the season.

  1. I was just listening to John macarthur preaching in the book of Galatians talking about the very same thing.
    He talked about sin being the primary reason Jesus came and died on the cross, even more than love.


  2. Under girding all those verses and the reality of our need of Christ due our sin, that God in Christ would be glorified in and by His creation could be stated as the foundational reason for the season.

    This determination of His to receive glory is – I think – the proximate cause of His love for us and the sacrifice of Christ for us.

    How thankful to God we should be for His unspeakable mercy toward us. May He be glorified above all.


  3. Excellent post, Pilgrim. Thanks for sharing this and yes, sin is the reason for the season. He had to come to become the Perfect Sinbearer so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him! Amen and amen!


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