Romans 4:25 An Unselfish God

Romans 4:25 (KJV)
Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

What an unselfish God.

The work of Christ was all for us, none for Himself. There was no benefit to God in any of the work of salvation. 

He was delivered for our offenses
Delivered, surrendered over, betrayed, put in prison, ultimately sacrificed for our offenses; Jesus had none, we have plenty. The wages of sin is death so, for our offenses, He died.

He was raised again for our justification 
The resurrection was not meant to prove He was right, demonstrate His deity, or glorify Himself (although in our eyes, it does all of that). He died. He was buried. And He rose again for our justification. We, not He, needed His resurrection. 

God, who is the only One who has ever had the right to demand all attention be on Himself, put all of His attention upon us so that we would be saved if we would but believe. 

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Romans 4:25 An Unselfish God

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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