9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
I heard on the radio on some company politics and how one of the employees was used as a scapegoat and took the blame for some company mistakes. It’s not fair to be blamed yourself and if we made a mistake, it’s easy for us to start trying to cover ourselves and find excuses or somebody else to blame on why something didn’t work out.
Due to our sin, we should be receiving death and deserving of God’s wrath. That doesn’t sound great, but the good news is that there is a scapegoat available in which we can cast the blame to. Jesus becomes the scapegoat for us and has taken the blame and the wrath of God on our behalf. Jesus didn’t need to do it, but he wanted to do it as he wanted us to be reconciled back to God.