1 Timothy 2:5-6
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank you for sending your Son to come to us with his divine glory veiled in a human body. Jesus came here to live that perfect life we could not live, setting aside his divine power in his humiliation; Jesus lived that perfect life. Yet he innocently went to the cross accused of blasphemy for confessing the truth, being your Son. Paul reminds us in his letter to the Philippians, “Though he was God, he did not consider equality with God as a prize to be displayed.”
While our sin is considering ourselves greater than you, Jesus went to the cross confessing the truth when the religious leaders asked if he was the Son of God. He said I am. Jesus died in innocence for us. He died for every time we disrespect those in authority; we are hateful, lustful, take what is not ours, or desire any blessing you gave to others. Every time we misuse your name or fail to honor your word, we should be condemned, which is why Jesus died.
Moreover, Jesus willingly went to the cross to give up his life as a ransom for us and why he is our mediator. Everyone who believes that Jesus died for them, and he stands before you in the breach for each believer and says, “that one is mine; I died for them and forgave all of their sins. Here is my righteousness which is covering them.” Jesus Christ, your Son, is our mediator between you and us because he died in our place. Jesus testifies for all who believe in him, saving them through faith. Therefore, we should be condemned for each sin. Lord, please forgive us for Jesus’ sake and in your mercy.
May we share this good news with someone who does not know about their mediator that we are forgiven. We pray that you would bring them into our lives so that we can share heaven’s promise with them. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
There is only one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He created us, and when we fell into sin and shame, he suffered on the cross to redeem us. Then he began faith in us to believe this gift and be restored to him.