…the true and better Adam who passed the test in the garden and whose obedience is imputed to us.
…the true and better Abel who, though innocently slain, has blood now that cries out, not for our condemnation, but for acquittal.
…the true and better Abraham who answered the call of God to leave all the comfortable and familiar and go out into the void not knowing wither he went to create a new people of God.
…the true and better Isaac who was not just offered up by his father on the mount but was truly sacrificed for us. …
…the true and better Jacob who wrestled and took the blow of justice we deserved, so we, like Jacob, only receive the wounds of grace to wake us up and discipline us.
…the true and better Joseph who, at the right hand of the king, forgives those who betrayed and sold him and uses his new power to save them.
…the true and better Moses who stands in the gap between the people and the Lord and who mediates a new covenant. …
…the true and better Job, the truly innocent sufferer, who then intercedes for and saves his stupid friends.
…the true and better David whose victory becomes his people’s victory, though they never lifted a stone to accomplish it themselves.
…the true and better Esther who didn’t just risk leaving an earthly palace but lost the ultimate and heavenly one, who didn’t just risk his life, but gave his life to save his people. …
…the real Passover Lamb, innocent, perfect, helpless, slain so the angel of death will pass over us.
…the true temple, the true prophet, the true priest, the true king, the true sacrifice, the true lamb, the true light, the true bread.” Tim Keller
“let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of faith.”
Moving From Head to Heart
- When you think about the very essence of your faith, do you automatically think of Jesus, or something else, like Bible doctrine, or the church?
- When you’re helping someone desperate do you make clear how limited we humans are to help, and the unlimited ability of Jesus?
- Are you “fixing your eyes on Jesus?” What does that mean in the course of a regular day?
Abba, again and again, thank you for your son.
For More: Jesus the King by Tim Keller
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