The publican cried out, “God be propitiated toward me, the sinner” (Luke 18:13b, Greek text). Sinful man has no plea but the propitiatory sacrifice of Christ. Paul referred to Christ Jesus, “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God” (Rom. 3:25). “And he [Jesus] is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (I John 2:2). “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (I John 4:10).Golden Thought Jesus Christ is the propitiation for our sins. Taken from Stewart Custer, Wonderful Words (© 2006 BJU Press). Used by permission. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.