Bought by the Blood

June 3, 2009

A greater mediator than Moses

because you broke faith with me in the midst of the people of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, and because you did not treat me as holy in the midst of the people of Israel. – Deuteronomy 32:52

Moses is being disciplined by God for his lack of faith and not trusting God’s Word. Moses is a great man of God and even considered the most humble ever. God once even proposed to Moses that due to the sinfulness of the people of Israel that it might be worth a shot to wipe them and start over with the seed of Moses. Here we find that Moses is not perfect, even though God choose him as the mediator between himself Israel we need a better mediator than Moses. There is no one perfect, there is no one who continually lives a righteous life that glorifies God, even the best ones fall short.

Praise God that we have a better mediator than Moses. There is one mediator between God and man, that is Christ Jesus. His blood welcomes us into a covenant of grace that is based upon His finished work on the cross. Since he is our mediator with the Father our surety is safe and secure. We have no condemnation or wrath to fear from God. Because we are children by Christ blood, we can welcome God’s discipline knowing that although it is not pleasant it aids in us sharing in Christ righteousness so that we may bear good fruit. We will all still fail to live a righteous life, but we now have Christ righteousness imputed to us.

Being in Christ we are called to live holy as He is holy. This means treating God as holy and living a life that is set apart for His glory instead of for this world. Every moment of our lives is spiritual worship where we offer up ourselves as living sacrifice to the one who sacrificed Himself for us on the cross. Christ has set us free from our flesh, so that we may not be entangled by sin or the matters of this world. Since there is no yoke of slavery we are free to pursue God and be transformed by His grace. Let us therefore treat God as our hope and refuge in this depraved world so that unbelievers may see Him in us and be compelled to ask questions and come to know Him.

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