Proverbs 23 1-23-22

Jesus is our Representative. What he did for us went for all mankind.

24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Jesus has set mankind free from death and has healed our disease of sin. How did he do it? By being our representative, just like Adam was. God knew what He was doing by subjecting all things to sin so that He could save all things through Christ. Let’s read it,

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Want to know how much God loves us? Just look at the cross. He died there for us as Jesus.

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 

This wrath is the judgment placed upon all mankind through Adam. It is death; it is disease; it is accidents; it is sin and rebellion; it is everything wrong with and in this world. But, we have been reconciled to God through Jesus, and all nature will be soon when God’s kingdom comes to earth!

11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

The key word here is, “rejoice.” We can now rejoice that all mankind has been freed from the power of sin and the fear of death, and those who entrust themselves to Jesus live in that freedom. As we walk with Him, He heals us. One of these days, we will walk right out of this world and into his kingdom. Won’t that be a great day?!

But wait. There’s more…tomorrow!

Abba, you are wonderful! Thank you for your awesome plan that gave us the option to rebel and then to win us back. Your love for us knows no bounds! May we continue to delve the depths of your love. Amen.

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