Scoffing

Hello, God’s word for me today is in Ezekiel 27:36 which says,

“The merchants among the nations scoff at you;
you have come to a horrible end
and will be no more.’”

This passage is saying that Tyre used to be very wealthy and rich and prideful, but then the Lord says that Tyre would sink like a boat or in other words Tyre would be destroyed and in this verse it says that the merchants among the nations would scoff at Tyre and that Tyre would have a horrible ending. Of course it’s all because of sin, Tyre sinned by having other gods and other sins, and that was why the Lord destroyed them.

The people of Tyre were sinning and they thought that their riches could make them the most powerful nation but their wealth and them “sunk” like a boat and they were destroyed because of their sins and we were going to be destroyed because of our sins, because the Lord can’t stand sins and we were sinners we were going to die with His wrath on us. We had to either become perfect or to have a perfect sacrifice that would die in our place, but there wasn’t a perfect sacrifice in the whole world, we were doomed.

But God provided our sacrifice for us. He sent a perfect sacrifice down from heaven that would completely atone for the sins of the whole entire world. That sacrifice was Jesus, Jesus who was and is the son of God and who was and is perfect. Jesus actually died for our sins on the cross, He took all of God’s wrath and all of our sins on Him and He atoned for us. But why would He die for our sins on the cross?

“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 loved us so much that He gave His life for us. He died for our sins just because He loved us, we didn’t have anything of earthly value that we could give Him and we certainly weren’t perfect. The reason was because He loved us. The devil offered us sin that we thought were treasures and we thought that it would bring us life, but instead it brought us death and that is why Jesus died for our sins on the cross.

Although that doesn’t mean we can keep sinning because we think the Lord will just forgive everything and we can just keep sinning. No that isn’t what we are supposed to do, in Romans Paul tells us that we are dead to our sins and alive in Christ. We are changed and we now follow Christ’s example, thank you Jesus.

We were going to die because of our sins but Jesus loved us so much that He drank the cup of God’s wrath and died for our sins on the cross, now we should worship Him for everything that He has done and we should share the Gospel with others.

Are you trusting in Jesus as your savior?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.

 

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