‘Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.’ 2 Corinthians 9:15 NKJV
Paul says that the gift God gave each of us that first Christmas is indescribable. The Living Bible says it’s too wonderful for words. Consider this: Isaiah says, ‘Unto us, a Child is born, unto us, a Son is given.’ (Isaiah 9:6 KJV) Jesus was both God and man. As a child, He was born, but as the Son of God, He could only be given, because He always existed.
So, He is the perfect solution to our sin problem because He understands both the claims of divinity and the struggles of humanity. Today let’s examine this indescribable gift.
First, He is our mediator! Job said, ‘Nor is there any mediator between us, who may lay his hand upon us both.’ (Job 9:33 NKJV) A mediator is someone who was more than just an umpire; they could actually join the game and bring both sides together. So, when you mess up, Jesus keeps one hand on you and the other on God so that the connection is never broken.
Second, He is our intercessor! The Bible says, ‘He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.’ (Hebrews 7:25 NIV) If you had to remember and confess all the sins of omission and commission you commit each day, you would never sleep; you would live on your knees. But Christ’s death covers all the wrong you have done, and His life covers all the good you have left undone. So, He is fully qualified to represent you before the throne of God. God’s gift is indescribable.
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