Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 44:27 which says,
“For I am watching over them for harm, not for good; the Jews in Egypt will perish by sword and famine until they are all destroyed.”
In this verse it is saying that the Lord would watch over the Israelites for harm and not for good, which just means that He was going to bring harm on them. But why would He do that if like I said in my post “compassion” I said that the Lord is compassionate. So why is He going to harm them? The reason is because they are disobeying Him. And the law isn’t forgiving.
The Israelites were being punished because they disobeyed God. And we have disobeyed God, and we deserve death. But that is why Jesus died for us. The Israelites had offered sacrifices but that didn’t actually do anything because they were just animals. But Jesus came to die for our sins. Jesus who is the son of God (although He is God because Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit are 3 in 1) came down from Heaven to die for us.
Jesus died for us, but why? Because He loves, John 3:16 says that God loved the world so much that He died for our sins on the cross. So Jesus died on the cross for our sins because He loved (and loves) us. Jesus, the son of God (and God Himself) died for our sins on the cross. It is truly amazing that He would die for sinners like us, that He would take our sins on Him in exchange for our horrible sins.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (NIV 2 Corinthians 5:21)
Jesus became sin for us! He took our place and was our atoning sacrifice. He humbled Himself so much that He died for our sins,
“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (NIV Philippians 2:8)
Jesus humbled Himself so much that He became a man and died a criminals death on the cross!
Are you trusting in our amazing savior?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland