Wednesday, November 4, 2020
The muck of life
Jesus clears that all up,
Atoning for our sins,
for all the sins of the world.
1 John 2:2
Jesus is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
Sing aloud, O daughter Zion;shout, O Israel!Rejoice and exult with all your heart,O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you,he has turned away your enemies.The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;you shall fear disaster no more.
Words of Grace For Today
Jesus is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and ... for the sins of the whole world.
The Lord has taken away the judgments against [us],he has turned away [our] enemies.
Therefore we can sing aloud … rejoice and we can trust that God is with us.
Enemies are plentiful. A judge is still trying to kill me, the consummation of many judges’ false judgments and corrupt decisions. What can one expect? Well, one can expect that those with authority behave with the honour that is due their offices, can’t one? And one can expect that they are all alike perverse; there is no one who does good, no, not one.
Of course the natural progression would seem to be that the corrupt would be exposed. That never seems to be what happens.
In the end (penultimately), while the corrupt may get off scott-free (for now), we can place our trust in God’s Grace, for Jesus is atoning still for our sins, and for all the sins of the world. Now that’s quite the thing to have completed, for us and for all the world! Is it completed for all the corrupt enemies who still try to kill us and others just for fun?
God’s grace is something … something we can trust for ourselves. God’s grace is something else, something extraordinary, for it can convert corrupt authorities into God’s children.
Rejoice? Yes! For Jesus has paid the price for all our sins.
We are free! Free of condemnation, free of guilt, and free for life!
What more could we want!?!