A gracious promise

Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 29:10 which says, ”

This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place.

The Israelites had to wait 70 years, but God never breaks a promise and He wasn’t going to break this one, He was going to fulfill His gracious promise to them. And what is this gracious promise? That God was going to “bring them back into this place” which just means that He was going to deliver them from the hands of the king of Babylon.

God always fulfills His promises, and He fulfilled one about 2 thousand years ago. And that promise was told throughout the Old Testament, what is it? That God would “send a righteous king” if you remember I used that passage in Jeremiah in my blog awhile ago. And in Romans Paul says, ”

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. (NIV Romans 1:1-4)

God’s promise was His son, that might sound weird but His son saved us. Jesus who is God’s son (although Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit are 3 in 1) came down from Heaven and He was born of a virgin, and He lived a perfect life. But, most importantly, Jesus died for our sins on the cross! Even though Jesus was (and is) perfect, He died for our sins on the cross and He gave us His righteousness in exchange for our sins!

Jesus is our atoning sacrifice, He died for our sins on the cross,

“He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (NIV 1 John 2:2)

And after Jesus died He was buried and He stayed in the tomb for 3 days. But on the third day He rose from the grave and after appearing to thousands of people, He ascended into Heaven and is preparing a place for us.

Even though Jesus was perfect He died on the cross for our sins so that we wouldn’t have God’s wrath on us.

Are you trusting in Jesus’ amazing sacrifice?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.

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