Today’s devotion is based on 1 Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and humankind, the man Christ Jesus.”
Paul wrote this instructional letter for Timothy to give to the church at Ephesus. Paul was keen to preserve the true proclamation of the church there in the face of the belief that denied Christ as the sole Mediator between God and humans. It proposed that through mystical searching, personal revelation of God could occur that added to or opposed the faithful teaching of the church. This sort of teaching was evident then and is also popular today.
We experience God through the Son, assurance of the forgiveness of sins through his perfect death, and salvation because of Christ’s advocacy. We are justified because Jesus Christ speaks for us and died and rose again for us. Even though we have sinned against God by neglecting this word or believing ideas that deny its truths, we are forgiven because of what he has done for us.
Please pray with me: Jesus, thank you for being our Mediator. Please help me to focus on Jesus alone, so mystical teachings do not tempt me. In your blessed name, I pray. Amen.