Hi, God’s word for me today is in Ezekiel 25:12-13 which says,
““This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘Because Edom took revenge on Judah and became very guilty by doing so, 13 therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will stretch out my hand against Edom and kill both man and beast. I will lay it waste, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.”
Alright, the Lord is saying that Edom took revenge on Judah, and therefore He (the Lord) was going to destroy Edom and stretch out His hand against Edom destroying man and beast. The reason was because Edom was sinning by getting angry at Judah and taking revenge against Judah, so because of sin Edom was going to be destroyed and all the people and creatures living there were going to die.
Edom was going to be destroyed and the people of Edom were going to die because of their sins, and so were we. We were as sinful as Edom, we might not have done the exact thing that Edom did but if we even told one “little” lie or even though bad about someone, we were sinners and because of that we were going to die just like the people of Edom. We either had to become perfect immediately or have a perfect sacrifice, but because we were sinners and couldn’t become perfect that wasn’t going to work and as for the perfect sacrifice there wasn’t one on this earth. Like the people of Edom, we were going to die.
But that is why God provided that sacrifice for us. The God of heaven actually provided that sacrifice, and something that is even more amazing is that the sacrifice God sent was Jesus! Who was (and is) Jesus? Well Jesus was (and is) the son of God (and God Himself), Jesus actually died for us on the cross. Sin had separated us from God, and if we went into His presence we would die, that is without a sacrifice. But Jesus came between us and God and mediated for us so that we can go into His presence. The way that Jesus mediated for us was by dying on a cross with our sins upon Him! But why would Jesus die for our sins on a cross?
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (NIV 1 John 4:10)
Jesus loved us so much that He died for our sins on the cross! Now we should worship our mediator Jesus, we should praise Him for what He has done. Also we need to share the Gospel with others, thank you Jesus.
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.