Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 41: 17-18 which says,”
And they went on, stopping at Geruth Kimham near Bethlehem on their way to Egypt to escape the Babylonians. They were afraid of them because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed as governor over the land.”
The Israelites were scared of the Babylonians because Ishmael had killed Gedaliah. In my post a while ago I talked about how the Lord would rescue the Israelites from their fear, the Babylonians. And here it says that they were afraid of the Babylonians, so the Lord was going to rescue them.
Also if they knew that the Lord was going to rescue them, they should have not been afraid, just like us. If the devil convicts us of sin, he’s right, unless we’re perfect or have a perfect then He would save us from our sin and our conviction. That somebody is Jesus! Jesus is our perfect sacrifice, Jesus died for our sins so that we wouldn’t have to. Jesus took our place, where? On the cross.
Lets start from the beginning. Jesus came down from Heaven and was born of a virgin and He lived a perfect life. But most importantly Jesus died for our sins on the cross. Jesus took our place on the cross. And Jesus was buried, but on the third day Jesus rose again! And after appearing to thousands of people Jesus ascended into Heaven and is now preparing a place for us.
But Jesus died for our sins on the cross. Jesus took our place, He took the penalty that we had. He loved us so much that He would do that.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His on and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him.” (NIV John 3:16-17)
Jesus loved us so much that He came down from Heaven to die for our sins. He exchanged His righteousness for our sins.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (NIV 2 Corinthians 5:21)
Jesus became sin for us so that we could become the righteousness of God, thank you Jesus.
Are you trusting in Jesus as your savior?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.