In John 16:30, before He dismissed His spirit, Jesus utter the words “It is finished.”
The price was paid.
God’s anger against sin had been satisfied in full.
Our sins had been dealt with, and forgiveness provided for us.
The way was made open for us to become God’s children.
Eternal life was made ours, if we would believe in Him.
Jesus’ death put an end once and for all to mankind’s need to struggle and strive to gain acceptance before God. He bore in full the penalty for all of our wrongdoings, and God’s fiery judgement and wrath against them, and declared that it is finished. From that point on, salvation has been freely offered to us, belonging to all who will receive it.
When Jesus said that it was finished, He meant it. There’s nothing left for us to do, no price left for us to pay. Instead of living under the old covenant of the law, we now live under the new covenant of God’s amazing grace. Let’s rest in His finished work!