He forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.
We are entitled to wonder what is so good about Good Friday. Is it fair to call “good” the day which reminds us of the ultimate miscarriage of justice? Is it fitting to consider good the day when the sinless Lamb of God took the place of the vilest sinner?
Yes it is! It is so because, through His sacrificial death on Calvary, Jesus canceled, wiped out and erased the record of debt, the record of sins revealed through the OT law, which worked against us. In fact, Jesus nailed the record of our failings to the cross. Hallelujah!
Our sin-debt is paid in full–it’s indeed Tetelestai! Our sins God remembers no more. As far as the east is from the west, that is how far the Lord has removed our sins. Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world! The Lord laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He Himself bore our sins in His own body, and by His stripes we were healed.
There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. We are justified by faith and have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have been redeemed from the curse of the law. We are reconciled with God. Our names are written in the book of Life. Now we are sons of God and joint heirs with Christ. Old things have passed away. We are washed, forgiven and made righteous by the blood of the Lamb. We have new life in Christ–life in abundance. We have passed from death to life, from the kingdom of darkness into His marvellous light. Hallelujah! That’s why it’s fitting to call it Good Friday.