Saturday, December 19, 2015

Advent - Day 19

Jesus - Mediator

1 Timothy 2:5

KJV - For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

NLT - For,
There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.

 One reason why all men are to be prayed for is because there is one God, and that God bears a good will to all mankind. There is one God (1 Tim. 2:5), and one only, there is no other, there can be no other, for there can be but one infinite. This one God will have all men to be saved; he desires not the death and destruction of any (Ezek. 33:11), but the welfare and salvation of all. Not that he has decreed the salvation of all, for then all men would be saved; but he has a good will to the salvation of all, and none perish but by their own fault, Matt. 23:37. He will have all to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth, to be saved in the way that he has appointed and not otherwise. It concerns us to get the knowledge of the truth, because that is the way to be saved; Christ is the way and the truth, and so he is the life.

Do you view Jesus as Mediator for you?