HEAR // Imagine you are in a courtroom being tried for all the things you’ve done wrong in your life. Now imagine that the judge sitting in front of you, about to announce the verdict. You are declared guilty and given the worst punishment—the death penalty. But before they take you away, Jesus stands in and tells the judge that He will take your punishment and die in your place. Believe it or not, this is exactly what Jesus came to do for you. He came to take your place and your punishment. Have you been trying to earn your way out of your guilty verdict? Have you been trying to do enough good things to outweigh the things you’ve done wrong? The truth is, you can’t earn your way out of a guilty verdict, which is why God never asks us to. He only asks that we accept His free gift through Jesus called Salvation.