Have you ever stopped to realize that we would not know much without pens? Pens were and are important in our lives, recording stories and events, right down to our own history. They’ve changed immensely: stylus, quill, pen, printing press, typewriter, computer, and now, electronic tablet. We still record our thoughts and our history.
God had prophets write down His thoughts, recorded for us in the Bible. God had His prophets write of things past as well of things yet to happen! The prophets wrote His prophecies, speaking of the Messiah who was to come and make the perfect way for broken sinners to return to him despite their sin nature.
The Messiah was Jesus Christ, born of a virgin which exempted Him from the sin nature through Adam passed on to the rest of mankind. The Son of God lived among men and revealed His Father (God) to them.
Jesus Christ lived perfectly among men in word, thought, and deed; so he could become the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”4 Jesus was unjustly crucified as a criminal. Scripture says of Him, “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin.”5
Jesus came to die in our place and to suffer for our sins, being God’s perfect God/man. He took the reproach of men on Himself for “all we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”6
Jesus’ story is that He died for you and me! He suffered the punishment that our sins demands. He took the wrath of a holy God against him — for us.
Do you understand why this is so important to you? Only those who believe in this Jesus receive “the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:”7 God gave hope to mankind by giving his Son to be our sacrificed for us, but we must believe in Him. There is hope for you…if you believe in Jesus Christ.
But there is even more for you who believe. Follow on and learn…..