Hi God’s word for me today is in Ezekiel 38:22 which says,
“I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.”
This verse is talking about Gog who was the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal, in this verse the Lord is saying that because Gog tried to invade and capture Israel, that He (the Lord) was going to destroy Gog and all the nations that had come with him to attack Israel. The Lord was going to take vengeance on Gog for Israel, the Lord saved Israel.
The Lord saved Israel and the Lord saved us. The Israelites were going to be attacked by Gog and all the people with him, but the Lord was going to destroy Gog and all the nations that joined Him by plague and bloodshed, pouring down torrents of rain, hailstones, and burning sulfur on him and his troops. That was how the Lord saved the Israelites from captivity, and like the Israelites we were captive but we were captive to sin. We had been taken captive by sin and we couldn’t get out of it. But the Lord saved us.
How did the Lord save us? By sending a sacrifice that atoned for our sins perfectly. We were in a pit of sin and the Lord came down into that pit and took us out of it. He also took our place on the cross and He took our sins on Himself. Jesus came down from heaven to die on a criminals cross, all for our sins.
But why would God come down from heaven to die for our sins? 1 John 4:10 answers that question:
“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)
Jesus loved us so much that He came down from heaven to atone for our sins on the cross. Jesus had perfect love, love that died for us. Jesus’ love was so perfect that He suffered not only death on a cross, not only our sins on Him but God’s wrath and the fathers face turned away from Him. Thank you so much Jesus.
Now we should worship Jesus Christ as our savior, and we should give the Gospel to others.
Do you trust in Jesus as your savior?