We just got back from our 40th Anniversary Cruise from Los Angeles Harbor along the Pacific Coastline to the Mexican Riviera. One of the issues that you deal with when you leave the country is the “exchange rate” on your money from American dollars to currency of the nation that you are visiting. We also are familiar with the “Barter System” where we can exchange something that we have for something that someone else owes as a trade. But, in reality, nothing on earth can compare to divine exchange made by Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world, where our only participation is accepting the exchange.
Matthew 16:26 “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Because the penalty earned and deserved for sin is eternal death and separation from God. We cannot save ourselves, so God send a Savior who would exchange our sin for His sinless righteousness, exchange His forgiveness and peace for God’s wrath towards our sin, exchange eternal life for eternal damnation. It is given by the mercy and grace of God, and received by us in faith.
In Christ, Brian