*music links verified and updated 2014*
[a repost of a 2009 entry]
2 Cor 5:21
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”
1 Pet 2:22-24
“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
Listen: Behold the Wood (Dan Schutte, from the album Here I Am, iTunes link)
Listen: Prayer before the Cross (John Michael Talbot, from Troubadour of the Great King, 1982. iTunes link)
(There should be a playlist above, but sometimes WordPress has been balky with embedded audio. Should the songs not play correctly, try these links: Behold the Wood; Prayer Before the Cross. But please respect copyrights and purchase the songs if you plan to keep them.)