You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich. - 2 Corinthians 8:9
Jesus was bruised and beaten so that I could live whole and healed.
Jesus experienced a brutal death so that I could enjoy a beautiful life.
Jesus left the comforts of Heaven so that I could be comforted on earth.
Jesus gave everything He had so I could, one day, enjoy everything He has.
Jesus was condemned by God once, so that I could be approved by God forever.
Jesus was declared guilty before men so that I could be found innocent before God.
Jesus was forsaken by God, for a moment, so that I could be embraced by God, for a lifetime.
Jesus took the punishment for my sin so that I could inherit the blessing of his righteousness.
In the final analysis, Jesus became poor so that I could become rich!
But unless what Jesus did for me is profoundly impacting how I treat others, what He has done for me has not accomplished its' purpose completely.
Jesus loved lavishly so that I could lavishly love.
Jesus forgave freely so that I could freely forgive.
Jesus gave generously so that I could generously give.
Jesus sacrificed selflessly so that I could selflessly sacrifice.
Jesus persevered patiently so that I could patiently persevere.
But Jesus didn't do these things just to be another source of inspiration, He did these things so that He might become the power behind my transformation.