The Man Jesus – Our Atoning Sacrifice
“This is good and pleases God our Saviour, who wants everyone to be saved and understand the truth. For, there is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity – the man Christ Jesus. He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone.”
1 Timothy 2:3-5a
As mentioned yesterday, God’s heart is that all men might be saved and have a knowledge of who Jesus is. After all, when Jesus left the earth after His bodily resurrection, He commissioned not only the disciples but all believers, “to be My witnesses telling people about Me everywhere…” God wants all men to be saved; yet there are so many who reject His free gift of love and mercy.
Yet that shouldn’t stop our willingness to share God’s goodness with others. So great is God’s love for humanity that Jesus gave up His own life “to purchase freedom” for us. All of us were separated from God by sin until we surrendered our lives to Christ. He became the Mediator between God and us, so we no longer were separated from God but reconciled to Him. That is good news. No matter how bad we have been to others, to ourselves and to God, we all can have an opportunity to come freely to God because of Jesus Christ. Sin separates and builds a divide between us and God, but Christ’s sacrifice is the bridge back to Him.
This is a message that the world needs to hear. The promise that we can be saved from our sin, we are loved by God and that because of Jesus, we can be reconciled back to God. Let pray and action walk hand in hand, as we look to share Jesus with the nations.