We must understand that there is a punishment for sin.

  • If we disobey at home or school, then we deserve to be punished. Justice/punishment is the right response to sin.
  • Since God is perfect, He must punish sin, because it is the right thing to do. To ignore sin and let it go unpunished would be wrong.
  • Romans 6:23a – For the wages (punishment) of sin is death…
  • The punishment for sin is death. Our bodies will one day die physically. But this means a spiritual death as well, being separated from God forever.
  • Since we have already broken God’s law, there is nothing that we can do to help or save ourselves.
  • We need someone to pay the punishment for us, so that we won’t be separated from God forever. Without this, we will pay for our own sin.