Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 10:23 which says, “I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.”
Well Jeremiah says in this verse that the Lord tells us where to go He directs our steps. The Israelites had totally disobeyed God and they weren’t listening to Him any more and Jeremiah is praying in this verse. Jeremiah is asking for directions in the way to go and in the verse after this one he says that he wants the Lord to correct him but in justice and not in anger. The Lord was angry at the Israelites, even though they offered sacrifices the Lord was not pleased with them.
The Israelites sacrifices bulls and rams and all that in their sins, and they weren’t listening to God who was speaking through Jeremiah. The Lords anger was against them. And because we all sin the Lords anger was against us. The Israelites’ sacrifice was not what took God’s wrath away, but our sacrifice is, Jesus is our sacrifice. Jesus died for our sins on the cross, no animal is perfect and the sacrifices that the Israelites made were animals. And that is why Jesus came to die for us on the cross.
No human can be perfect and no one that isn’t perfect could atone for all of our sins, but Jesus was and is perfect and He did. He died a criminals death on a cross, even though He hadn’t even done anything wrong. He still died for us, thank you Jesus.
Jesus‘ sacrifice was the last sacrifice that needed to be made. Jesus, the creator of the universe, coming to die for our sins. That is truly amazing, thank you Jesus.
Are you trusting and believing in Jesus’ truly amazing sacrifice?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.