God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
-John: 3:17 NLT
Jesus was misunderstood when He was on earth. The people believed He would overthrow the government and set them free from Roman rule. He didn’t come with an earthly purpose but an eternal one. He came as the Lamb, but He will come again as the Lion from the tribe of Judah.
He tried to tell them plainly about His death but they did not understand. They were confused and frightened. They were being oppressed and wanted justice. They wanted an earthly king to free them from their suffering. As Luke 18:34 says, The disciples didn’t understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about (NIV). That is when you need faith. Hebrews 11:1 reiterates, Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being sure of what we do not see (NLV).
How blessed you are to know the whole story — His true purpose of coming down to earth. The Lord of Lords and King of Kings gave up His throne in Heaven for your eternal salvation. His purpose no longer can be misunderstood – it’s because of His love for you.
- Thank God for His plan to show His love for you.
- Thank God for His grace and mercy which were given freely for you.