Some Christians are very big on the forgiveness offered to us in the gospel, this is not the end goal of the gospel. Other Christians are very big on the imputation of Christ’s righteousness offered to us in the gospel, this is not the end goal of the gospel. These two reasons for Jesus coming to earth are very huge, very Biblical too. But there is another reason that is almost never mentioned that I want to mention today.
Christ died on the cross to give us what we needed most, God.
1 Peter 3:18 says, “Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God…” Jesus died so that you would have God. In God, is the fullness of joy and pleasure forevermore (Psalm 16:11). In God, is a river of pleasure (Psalm 36:8). Therefore Jesus died to bring us to that infinite pleasure. If you do not receive this pleasure, then you are like a person dying of thirst in the desert who comes across a beautiful oasis, only to eat a mouthful of sand thinking it will satisfy you. Stop eating sand, come to the waters, come to Jesus. Infinite joy is waiting.