Defend your cause

Hi, God’s word for me today is in Jeremiah 51:36 which says,

” Therefore, this is what the LORD says: “See, I will defend your cause and avenge you; I will dry up her sea and make her springs dry.”

What is this verse talking about when it say’s “I will defend your cause” and “I will dry up her sea” who is “your” and who is “her” in those verses? Well “your” is the Israelites, the Lord is saying that He will defend the cause of the Israelites. And “her” is Babylon, when it says “her” it’s just talking about the whole Babylonian nation. So this verse is the Lord telling the Israelites that He (the Lord) is going to save the Israelites from the Babylonians.

But this is a picture of something. It is a picture of us and Jesus. But how is it a picture of us and Jesus? Well the Israelites were it captivity because of the Babylonians, but the Lord said that He would defend their cause and save them from the Babylonians. And we were in captivity to sin but Jesus pled our cause with God and set us free. Because we were sinners and God required perfection we were going to die, but Jesus saved us by pleading our cause and dying on the cross for us!

What! God Himself (or the son of God) would die for sinners? Why would He do that? Because He loved (and loves) us. He died for our sins because He loved us, He gave His life for us and pleaded for us because He loved us. Jesus not only forgave us but He our place on the cross, we deserved to die on the cross that He died on, but instead He took our place and carried the cross that we deserved to die on, while we spit on Him and mocked Him.

It is amazing love that Jesus would die for us. He took our sins on Him for our righteousness, that is amazing.

“God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Jesus became our sins so that we could become righteousness. Thank you so much Jesus.

Are you trusting in Jesus, who died for us?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.

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