Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 42:11-12 which says,
“Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the LORD, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you from his hands. I will show you compassion so that he will have compassion on you and restore you to your land.”
I’ve talked about this a few times before in my other posts. But the reason I’m talking about it now is that the Lord would have compassion on them. The reason that the Babylonians were overtaking them is because they were disobeying the Lord. And back then they had the law, and the law doesn’t have compassion. But the Lord does.
What I’m trying to say is that the Lord had compassion on the Israelites even though the law has no mercy. Also the Lord says that He would rescue them from their fear. So the lord had compassion on them and He was going to rescue them. Which is a picture of somebody that had compassion on us and rescued us.
Who? Jesus! Jesus had compassion on us. Where? On the cross! How? Because by being our perfect sacrifice and dying on the cross for us, He atoned for our sins. Jesus rescued us from our sins by dying on the cross for our sins, He had compassion on us and He rescued us!
But why? Because He loved (and loves) us, ”
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 on the cross for our sins! I now I’m repeating myself but it’s just so amazing that it’s hard to put into words that Jesus, the son of God (although Jesus is God because Jesus, God and the Holy spirit are 3 in 1) would die for our sins on a cross. That He would have a criminals punishment in our place. That He would take our sins on Him and give us His righteousness!
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 our sins for us so that we could become the righteousness of God, thank you Jesus.
So Jesus died for our sins so that we wouldn’t have God’s wrath on us and so that we wouldn’t have to. And not only did He die for them but He became them, He took our place!
Are you trusting in Jesus’ amazing sacrifice?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.