The expression, “settle someone’s hash,” means to subdue or get rid of someone, or deal with a troublemaker, according to Dictionary.com. For the human race, long troubled by sin and its effects, it seems that all mankind must someday be subdued and dealt with. But because of God’s great mercy, He sent His own Son, Jesus, to come to earth as a man.
He was like us in every way except that He had no sin. If He had been the son of mere mortals, He would have been under the same curse as the rest of us. But because of His miraculous birth by a virgin who was overshadowed by the Almighty, He did not inherit the sin nature. So when He made Himself known and was executed unjustly, God accepted this sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. Only He who had no sin could have done this, and He is the only one who qualified.
For centuries, ever since the first sin in the Garden of Eden, God has shown that the innocent would one day die for the guilty. He did this through His requirements of a blood sacrifice by an animal. Animals were not descended from sinful man, so they were innocent. They suffered from the curse of man’s fall, but they were in no way responsible. Nevertheless, an animal sacrifice could only symbolize what had to take place. An actual human, without sin, would have to pay that price.
To complete the task, Jesus was raised from the dead after being in the grave for three days. This proved that not only was Jesus the Son of God, but that His sacrifice had been accepted! And whoever believed in Him and called on His name would be saved. Because of what Jesus did when He was crucified for you, YOUR HASH HAS BEEN SETTLED! Your sin has been subdued and taken away! Your guilt has been dealt with!
Jesus tells us in John 3:36, “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” You were guilty, but God has offered generous terms of surrender! You will go from being an outlaw with a price on your head, to a child of God and an heir of eternal life!