Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 23:19 which says, “See, the storm of the Lord will burst out in wrath, a whirlwind swirling down on the heads of the wicked.”
For the Israelite’s this meant trouble, because they were wicked. But they were only listening to the false prophets who prophesied false things, like that there was going to be peace and stuff like that. But Jeremiah was prophesying what God told him to prophecy. God was going to poor wrath out on the heads of the wicked.
But this is also pointing forward to Jesus. You might ask how because Jesus was and is perfect. And the answer is us: Jesus came down from Heaven and He was born of a virgin and He lived a perfect life but most importantly He died for our sins on the cross. He had our wickedness and our sins on Him, and He gave us His perfection. He died for our sins on the cross, thank you Jesus.
Jesus atoned for our sins on the cross, ”
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. (ESV 1 John 2:2)
Jesus was (and is) the ultimate sacrifice for our sins but that doesn’t mean we can keep on sinning because our sins are forgiven,
“Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? (ESV Romans 5:20-21 and Romans 6:1-3)
We are dead to our sins and alive in Christ.
Are you trusting in Jesus’ atoning sacrifice?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.