God, You have blessed me with Your Word, Your Truth. You teach me as I walk with You and learn Your ways. You are showing me that by my sins, Your wrath is real. Yet, by my sins, Your love and mercy and grace are strong and beautiful. You sent Your Son for me. You love me so.
For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels.
But one testified in a certain place, saying:
“What is man that You are mindful of him,
Or the son of man that You take care of him?
You have crowned him with glory and honor,
And set him over the works of Your hands.
For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.
Jesus, our Salvation
Jesus, our All
to atone for (sin)
be propitious:—be merciful, make reconciliation for
propitiation (n) prō-pi-shē-ā-shǝn–
the act of appeasing the wrath and conciliating the favor of an offended person
atonement or atoning sacrifice
And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. 1 John 2:2
…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Romans 3:23-26
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10
…’Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live…
from “In Christ Alone”
Father, You could be so angry, so wrathful towards me. I am a sinner. But You see through me and know that I need a Savior. I need Salvation. You are Just. You came to me through Your beautiful Gift, Your Son, Jesus, Who delivered me from my sins. Through repentance and belief, I have been set free. You are Merciful. You have granted so much to me which I take for granted sometimes. I am sorry, Father, for I forget all too often of the many gifts which I am allowed. Yet, I do not forget that I can fly free from the shackles of sin because of Jesus, Your Son, Your Son’s death on the Cross for me, for others such as I. Your Grace and Your Truth have been showered over me. I am ever so grateful, Father. “Here in the death of Christ I live….” I live. Thank You for this precious Gift.
In Your Son’s Holy Name, I pray. Amen.
“In Christ Alone” by KOCH, DONALD A. / CRAIG, ANDREW SHAWN; Published by Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group