Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 45:3 which says,
“You said, ‘Woe to me! The LORD has added sorrow to my pain; I am worn out with groaning and find no rest.’”
This is what Baruch said. Baruch wrote on a scroll what Jeremiah told him to, and here he is saying that he is “in sorrow and pain” and that the Lord had added the sorrow. And also Baruch had said that he was worn out with groaning and that he couldn’t find any rest. And in the very beginning of the verse he says “woe to me”. So he’s in pain and he has sorrow he’s saying woe to me, he can’t find any rest and he’s worn out from groaning.
And he (Baruch) is a picture of Jesus. You might be asking how. The answer is that Baruch was worn out and tired and he had woe and was groaning, and Jesus (on the cross) worn out and Jesus was under a curse (Deuteronomy 21:23). Also woe and a curse are pretty much the same thing. So Baruch is a picture of Jesus.
But why am I bringing this out? To share the gospel! Jesus died and rose again on the cross, He saved us from our sins. But how? How would Jesus dying and raising from the grave save us from our sins? The answer to that question is that because we were sinners we were separated from God. And we either had to be perfect and stay that way (which is impossible for any human no matter how hard we try) or have a perfect sacrifice and no sacrifice like an animal can do that. So Jesus was (and is) our sacrifice!
How would that work, because even if Jesus was our sacrifice, how can He be perfect? Because He was (and is) the son of God (although He is also God because God, Jesus and the Holy spirit are 3 in 1) and He is perfect, that’s how He atoned for our sins. You might say “well I don’t think that I need a sacrifice because I think I’m perfect. Well the answer to that question is that we can’t be perfect, if you’ve told a lie or even though anything bad, you’ve sinned and you’re not perfect. And it’s impossible for any human being to be perfect.
Anyway Jesus died for our sins on the cross. And we should accept Him as our savior because without Him we are dead in our sins. But because of Jesus we are alive in Him, thank you Jesus!
Are you trusting in Jesus as the savior of your sins?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland
By the way the gospel covers all questions but if you have any more please ask me. Or go to any of the following blogs, they are focused on the gospel and I recommend them: