Monday, June 12, 2006

Our mediator

Paul identifies "the man Christ Jesus" as our Mediator. What is the meaning of this wording? Is the point that Jesus was just a man, not God in the flesh--no because Paul also identifies Him as God. I understand the point to be just as the Hebrew writer says, He was tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin.

We do not have some angel to mediate between us and God. An angel has never lived on this earth and at least does not appear to "understand our side". No, we have God who came in the flesh as our mediator--He not only "understands" God, but because of His life lived on earth He understands us.

But not only is Christ Jesus our Mediator, He will also be our judge. Are you ready to stand before Him today?


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