Propitiation is the work of Jesus Christ on the cross, by which He fulfills the wrath of God (both an emotional response of anger and a moral response of indignation), and conciliates Him who would otherwise be offended by our sin and would demand that we pay the penalty for it.
Angel Larsen translation: it means that Jesus Christ took ours sins and took them as his own. He paid the penalty.
My girls understand this:
Tonight at supper Adie had a melt down right before and missed the whole meal. By the time she decided that she was ready to join us, we were cleaning the table and having dessert. She was eating her noodles when she realized that what we were having looked so much better than her noodles.
Carl told her that she needed to finish her noodles before she could have dessert. Like Adie fashion she decided to scream and holler to see if we would change our minds. NOPE ...it didn't work. We reminded her that all she needed to do was finish what was on her plate. (She knew exactly what we were saying.)
Carl and I were loading the dishwasher when I looked up to see Grace grab a handful of noodles and tell Adie, "Here Adie there are just a few left ...eat them up."
Then Lydia grab all but one noodle and ate those.
Grace looked at me and said, "I think we should just give Adie a mercy. We ate her noodles for her and now her plate is clean."
What do you say to that?
Adie got her dessert tonight.
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