Hi, God’s word for me today is in Isaiah 39:16 which says (this is talking about how Hezekiah is ill), “Lord, by such things men live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.”
Okay, Hezekiah is ill and he’s about to die and he says that the Lord let him live, but if he was about to die and in the verses before Isaiah told him he was going to die, then why didn’t he die? Because he called out to God to let him live, and God said that He would. How does that make any significance to us? Here is where the gospel comes out, because God let Hezekiah live, and Hezekiah is a picture of us, we should have died in our sins, but Jesus cried out for us, and He died for us on the cross, so that we could live, thank you Jesus.
Jesus cried out on our behalf and instead of us dying, He did, but why? Not because of anything we have done, but because He loved us, there was nothing He saw in us except sin, but He still died for us, it don’t think that if any one of us were perfect on our own (which we’re not) that we would decide to die for the nation, even if Caiaphas did say, ”
But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” (ESV John 11:49-50)
We wouldn’t die for the whole nation even if it was better for everyone, we would likely turn our heads and not look at everyone else, but Jesus didn’t do that, He did die for us, and we need to accept that, thank you Jesus.
Do you believe that Jesus did die for your sins on the cross?