Christ the Surety for Man

“In Christ alone we place our trust that we may glory in the power of the cross. For every victory, let it be said of me, my source of strength, my source of hope is Christ the Lord” (Chorus from the song; “In Christ Alone,” song by Michael English).


Genesis 43:8-9 NASB
Judah said to his father Israel, “Send the lad with me and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, we as well as you and our little ones.
I myself will be surety for him; you may hold me responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame before you forever.

A surety is someone who stands in and stands up for someone when difficulty arises. This person not only vouches for the other person, but also stands in the person’s place.

Christ is our surety.

Like the story in Genesis of Judah standing as a surety for Benjamin and telling the prime minister to take him instead, so Chirst stood in our place and said take my life instead.

When man sinned, The Son of God…

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