Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 30:13 which says,
“There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sore, no healing for you.”
This wound that Jeremiah is talking about is the wound of sin. They may not know it, but it is, how? Because they sinned, and they kept sinning, why? Because of Adam, in the very beginning God made Adam and Eve with no sin, but Eve was tempted by the devil. And they sinned against God, and we are all sinful because of that. And so were the Israelites, and even with sacrifices they couldn’t cure themselves, no one could. They had a uncurable “disease” there was no remedy for it, and everyone has that.
The Israelites only had sacrifices that “atoned” for their sins partly. Of course because the sacrifices were only animals they didn’t really atone for their sins. But anyway they had sacrifices that didn’t really do anything, but we have the cure. No man or human can give us the cure, but God or Jesus did.
Jesus (God) had the cure, it is the real cure, not any animal. What is this cure? Jesus‘ blood, Jesus came down and He died on the cross for us, how is that a cure? Because every human being needs to be perfect or have a perfect sacrifice, and there is no perfect sacrifice except for Jesus.
Jesus died for us, why? I think that John answers that question, ”
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV John 3:16)
Jesus died for us because He loves us. He loved us so much that He gave His own life, even though He was (and is) perfect, for our sins. He loved (and loves) us so much that He, the creator of the universe, would die for our sins. He is the only cure, He is the remedy, come to Jesus and be saved.
We are all spiritually dead, but Jesus gives us life by dying for us, we all deserve death but that is why Jesus died for us. My dad put it this way, if your selling a car and someone comes up and says that he’s going to by it and his dad comes and pays for it you wouldn’t say that his son had to pay for it, your still getting the money. Jesus bought us with His blood by dying on the cross for us.
I know I’m saying that Jesus died for us a lot, but it’s important. If we are all going to die in our sins without a remedy. We have a disease that incurable by man. But Jesus is our cure, and if we just throw it away we are throwing away the only cure to our painful and deadly disease. We need Jesus.
Are you trusting in the only cure, Jesus?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.