Sunday, May 15, 2016


I Tim. 2:5 For there is only one God and mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus.

There is only one who is worthy enough to approach God on his own merit. There is only one who can keep God's holy wrath in check. There is only one who can make us presentable and acceptable to God. He is Jesus. Without Jesus as our mediator, no one would escape God's wrath and judgment. No one would make it to heaven when they die. No one.

Our only hope before God is Jesus. We cannot by-pass the cross and make it to God. Jesus alone is our righteousness and holiness before God. If you are trying to make it to God any other way, you will die in your sins. You can never be good enough or do enough to make yourself acceptable to God. We are saved from God's wrath only through the shed blood of Christ on Calvary.

Only Jesus is qualified to be our mediator before God. He alone faced life's many temptations and yet never sinned in thought or deed. Only Jesus is good enough to make it to heaven on his own merit.

A mediator is one who stands between two parties who have a problem between them and tries to help them resolve their issues in a peaceful and acceptable way. God and man have a huge problem, it's called sin. God is holy and His holiness demands that sin be judged and cast away from Him. There is zero tolerance on God's part regarding sin. Man is sinful to the core. He is born that way. God and sinful man are enemies. Even though God loves man, He cannot accept man because of his sin. Jesus came to be our Savior and mediator. His death on the cross made it possible for God to accept us as His own. Because of Jesus' sinless life he was able to take our sins upon himself and cast them into the depths of hell where they belong. He rose from the grave as our sinless sacrifice and went back to heaven with the power to forgive us when we confess our sins to Him. He stands between God and us and makes it possible for us to have peace with God. He alone is able to keep God's wrath from falling upon our souls and condemning us to hell. For God so loved us that He gave us His Son to die for our sins and be our mediator forever and ever.

Thank you, Jesus, for what you have and are continuing to do for us to rid us of our sins and make us acceptable to God.

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