Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday 2-23-10

Jeremiah 50:33-34

"33  All that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.
34  Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name:"

These verses are beautiful in the light of God breaking my heart over my sin. As I saw and looked at sin from God's perspective, how it grieves and angers him, how it is completely opposite his nature. These verses become very precious and real. While these verses deal with Israel and the nations that captured them, it does parallel quite beautifully I believe into sin and it's grasp it can have over ones life. Then we see that our Redeemer is strong, he is stronger than sin for he overcame sin and death upon the cross.

While I might live in a constant state of brokenness over sin, I do not live in a state of captivity to sin. This is why these verses are so beautiful in the light of God breaking my heart over my sin. You see Jesus Christ's death on the cross has overcome sin, so sin no longer has a hold upon my life. Jesus lived the life I couldn't not live, and died the death I should have died, and he did that... for me! So while sin is a grievous and horrific thing, I praise God for he is my Redeemer that is strong and has set me free from having to live in captivity to sin!

May you find the great pleasure in him who died for you,