Thursday, May 8
Posted: Thursday, May 8
1 Samuel 2:22-4:22
Verse of the day:
If someone sins against another person, God can mediate for the guilty party. But if someone sins against the Lord, who can intercede? (1 Samuel 2:25)
Eli’s sons were priests of the Lord. They worked and served in the temple. Their lives were set apart to be holy. They were the mediators between God and man. Yet, they were living lives that were not holy. Their sins were well known among the community. Eli’s words recorded in verse 25 are a warning to his sons. As God’s holy and anointed representative, who mediates for you in your sin?
For the church today this question is answered in the person of Jesus Christ. 1 Timothy 2:5 states “For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity – the man Christ Jesus.”
We, as Christians, are called to live a life that is holy and separate from the world; that way we can intercede for them and help to show the way to Jesus. However, unlike Eli’s sons, Jesus’ sacrifice has made a way for him to be our mediator. He intercedes for us. So as you go to work, school, or wherever, remember that you are God’s holy people. Represent him well today. Jesus has your back, so make sure you live a life worthy of his sacrifice.
Pastor Shawn Follis // Student Pastor