Friday, July 27, 2012

“No Other Way”

     Our memory verse this week speaks to the truth that human beings require a mediator between God and ourselves, a go between who gives us access, standing, and freedom of relationship with our Creator and ourselves.  Only one exists, and we require only one.

    “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (I Timothy 2:5).

     The God who is man and the man who is God unite the Divine and human, first in Himself, and then in all united to Him by faith.  The Lord Jesus first brings God to us by making justification possible without violating our Heavenly Father’s holiness (Romans 3:26).  Then, our Savior brings us to God by filling our hearts with the confident assurance that we are “accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6).  Christ satisfies the requirements of God and meets the need of man in bringing parties together where it might seem that “never the twain shall meet.”   We more than meet, however, as the Holy Spirit births all who trust the Lord Jesus into family relationship with our Father in Heaven.

     All who approach God with a humble heart that trusts in Christ alone will find Him available and desirous of close relationship.  Seeking the Lord by other ways, however, will crash upon the rocks of falsehood and unbelief as wayward supplicants seek Heavenly approach by earthly means.

    “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man” (Psalm 118:8).

     The person and work of the Lord Jesus long ago paved a pathway to God.  “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh; and having an High Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:19-22).  So long as we come through Christ and Christ alone, we may always “enter into the holiest.”  No other way exists for either faithful saint or wicked sinner.  Moreover, no other way is necessary.

“I am the way and the truth and the life.  No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”
(John 14:6).

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