Well, as most who read my posts are Christians and know Jesus died for anyone who will admit they are a sinner and in dire need of a Savior. We search out Jesus, realize that he is that Savior that we so desperately need then we plead guilty, are baptized, and raised a new being. As a rule humans only think of themselves. We are selfish and self-centered, so in our own mind that pretty much ends the question of ‘Who did Jesus die for’.
I am not throwing stones at others: I am just as human as anyone. However, as I think about God and Jesus, it becomes apparent to even someone like me that I, or we, are not the only ones that Jesus died for.
Jesus did and said only what his Father wanted him to do and say. So, what ever Jesus did is what God would do. Jesus said, to those around him, that if you see him you see the Father.
Now we understand that only Jesus could die in our place, which is the penalty for sin, because only Jesus had no sin of his own. If he had “any” sin then he would have had to die for his own sin and because death is permanent, then he could not have returned to die for us. Of course, we all know and understand this, but do you realize that Jesus also died in God’s place?
If Jesus did only what His father would do, then if it were possible for God to die, He would die for us, because that is what Jesus did!
It is not possible for God to die, because if He did then everything would cease to exist. We would be no more and I for one do not want to die; or be no more. God promised us eternal life and If He ceased to exist then He could not keep His promise and I, for one, am sure that He would not break His word.
God will not violate His own precepts and His second rule is “Do unto others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12 NIV). It is a hard thing to admit that we would want someone to die for us, but that is just what we ask Jesus to do and because he obeys God’s rules, he did for us, as he would want us to do for him: if that were possible.
Just as we need, someone to die for us, God also needed someone to die for Him!
Think about it and see what a wonderful God and Savior we have and understand why God honors His son so much.