For All?

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” (Hebrews 2:9, KJV)

Who did Jesus die for? (Yes, I ended my sentence with a preposition. Now, answer the question.) Who did Jesus die for?

Hebrews says that He tasted death “for every man.” He died for all! That means He died for those who had abandoned Him, those who had denied Him, those who tortured Him and put Him to death, and those who weren’t even born yet. He died for me, for you, and even for those who reject Him today.

Can you imagine such love, and such forgiveness? Knowing the terrible fate that awaits unrepentant sinners when the patience of a holy God runs out and He judges the world, Jesus Christ died in the most excruciating and humiliating way to accomplish man’s one and only shot at divine pardon…knowing full well that not all of them would accept what He had done on their behalf.

There is no one who has ever loved us so much who laid down His life for our forgiveness, that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13, KJV).