When I was young, I collected Baseball cards. By the time I was twelve, I had amassed quite a collection. I met an older gentleman who wanted to trade with me. Trading cards with my friends was pretty standard, but I thought it was odd that he sought me out. I tentatively agreed. When we met, he went through all of my cards and picked out the ten or so cards. He then proposed a trade. Those ten cards for a whole stack of his. He kept saying, “You can’t ask for a better trade.” I turned him down because the ten or so cards he wanted of mine were ten times more valuable than his.
“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
You Get Everything Right
Jesus makes a trade that you can’t refuse. All of your sin for all of his righteousness. Your worst for His best, and it doesn’t cost you a thing. You can’t ask for a better trade. God made His Son Jesus, who had never sinned, to take all of ours upon himself on the cross. In exchange, you get everything right with Jesus. This shows you how amazing the grace of Jesus is and how much God loved the World.
Not ready to trade your sin? Maybe you prefer the darkness rather than the light of Jesus Christ. Your sin can give you a false sense of comfort and security, especially when you do it long enough. You can be afraid to change because you don’t know what life would be like without it or how you would handle the stress in your life. That’s understandable, but if you want the eternal life Jesus promises and your sins forgiven, you will be expected to make some changes.
You Can’t Ask for a Better Trade
Jesus restored you to a right relationship with His Father by taking your sin. His life was deposited into our hearts, and we were given the Holy Spirit as a guide. You can’t ask for a better trade. Do the right thing. Confess your sins and let Jesus make the necessary changes in your heart.