Jesus Is Worthy Of Our Mediation. 

“We can prepare ourselves to live a righteous and holy life by meditating on Jesus. Spend quiet time memorizing His words, talking with Him, looking long into Hos beautiful face. As we imitate Him and live in His presence, we receive the power and courage we need for each day.” – Unknown (*quote, not Scripture)

Under the Old Testament law, before the coming of Jesus Christ, God’s people had to go through a priest or prophet to call to Him. This person was the mediator between Holy God and sinful man. “The people came to Moses and said, ‘We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.’ So Moses prayed for the people.” (Numbers 21:7) ” ‘I have heard you,’ replied Jeremiah the prophet. ‘I will certainly pray to the Lord your God as you have requested; I will tell you everything the Lord says and will keep nothing from you.’ ” (Jeremiah 42:4) “The people all said to Samuel, ‘Pray to the Lord your God for your servants so that we will not die, for we have added to all our sins the evil of asking for a king.’ ” (1 Samuel 12:19)

Jesus’ death in the cross for our sins made Him the Mediator between us and God the Father. We can now pray right to God directly, through the Son. The barrier between the people and the Temple’s Holy of Holies was torn when Jesus died, removing the separation between God and man that come from sin. “With a loud cry, Jesus breathed His last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” (Mark 15:37-38) “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” (Hebrews 4:16)

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