Thought for the Morning
Jeremiah 9:24 But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.
It is God’s desire that His chosen people, Israel, would honor Him and yet they are estranged from Him. His beloved people were rejecting Him and had glory in their own wisdom, their own might, and in their own personal riches (Jeremiah 9.23).
How do we understand and know God, who exercises lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth? We understand and know God through His Beloved Son.
From the beginning of time, and even before time began, it was in God’s plan to provide a means of redemption. Redemption from what? We were created in the image of God (Gen 1.26-28) Can you imagine what it must’ve been like in the Garden of Eden when there was no sin? God walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day (Gen 3.8), and there was fellowship between God and His creation. But this all changed when mankind decided to exercise his own wisdom and fell into sin. Sin is that barrier that prevents us from understanding God.
For us today, an understanding of God only comes through an understanding of what God has done for us. He has provided His Son, the Lord Jesus. In the Lord Jesus is manifested the, lovingkindness, judgment and righteousness of God. “God so loved the world…” (John 3.16). “… My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me” (John 8:16), and “…As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me” (John 5:30). Our Father in Heaven loved us so much that He sent His Beloved Son, and upon His Son He judged our sin, and because of that we are righteous in God’s eyes.
John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Adam and Eve sinned, and all of mankind was affected. God sent His Beloved Son to deal with our sin on the Cross. Just a thought for the morning.