Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Different Perspective

In the last blog we saw the results of covenant
broken--death. The people broke the law that
they had promised to keep when God went
into covenant with them at Sinai. In those days
men went into covenant with each other. If one
of them broke that covenant, death resulted. So,
here we are in the middle of Numbers where
almost every chapter is a picture of failure. Man
simply could not keep his part of the covenant.
Perhaps God was unreasonable?

Philippians 2 gives another perspective.

'Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form
of God did not count equality with God a
thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by
taking the form of a servant, being born in
the likeness of men...he humbled himself by
becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.'

God tells us that we have to be holy, or
we will die. Then God becomes man and
takes our place so that He dies and we live.
His death on the cross makes us holy.
God keeps both sides of the covenant!

Reader, this is your God!

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