Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 25:15 which says, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me: ‘Take from my hand this cup filled with nations to whom I send you drink it.”
How would you like to have the cup of God’s wrath on you? Well Jeremiah had to give the cup of God’s wrath to nations! The cup of God’s wrath is not something that you want, all of God’s wrath on you?! You might ask why God’s wrath was going out to the nations. The reason is because of sin. Ever since Adam and Eve sinned every living person will sin and has sinned before. And right now you might be asking the question, “if all the nations had God’s wrath on them because of sin, then shouldn’t all of us have it on us too? If you were wondering that question, you would be right, we should have God’s wrath on us. But we don’t, why? Jesus!
The Israelites had all of their sacrifices that the Lord told them to make (when they were following and trusting in Him) but they were just animals. And animals arent’ perfect, and God needs a perfect sacrifice, something to perfectly atone for sins. And no animal could do that. But that is why Jesus died for us! Jesus came down from Heaven and was born of a virgin! And He lived a perfect life but most importantly He died on the cross! The pharisees wanted to crucify Jesus because He kept making them look bad. So they had a false court at night and Judas betrayed Jesus and Pilate got scared that the pharisees would tell on him, so Jesus was crucified. If you think that this was all by pure chance (like evolution, which is false) then you’d be wrong. This was all a part of God’s plan.
It would be a very strange plan to have God’s son (although Jesus is God because Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit are 3 in 1) crucified on a cross for no real reason. And that’s not what happened. Jesus was crucified on a cross the reason was (and is) to atone for our sins! Jesus died on a cross and drank the cup of God’s wrath, for us! Jesus drank every drop of the cup of God’s wrath,
“Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (NIV Mathew 26:39)
Jesus took the cup of wrath off of us and onto Him, thank you Jesus.
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.