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Who Do You Say I Am?

Reflections on Jesus' titles throughout the Scriptures


by Brooks Anthony, DBU Student

Today's Reading

1 Timothy 2:5

“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5

The God that we worship is a triune God, meaning one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The birth of Jesus revealed to us God in the flesh, known as God the Son, Jesus.

Jesus continually preached about no one going to the Father God, except through Him (John 14:6). This is because the only way to salvation is through faith in Jesus, which he fulfilled on the cross and empty grave. His humble and powerful life sets us free from the bondage of sin and has allowed us into right relationship with God. His birth gives us this hope: that we may know God and love Him.

His birth reveals to us a wonderful truth: we have a mediator in the flesh. Jesus was fully man and fully God – so that we may have a mediator to God the Father through God the Son, the only one who could be our mediator.

If Jesus was not our mediator, how else would we receive forgiveness? Our sins are too much to atone for ourselves – our death would be our end. If he was not our mediator, how would we get to be in relationship with God? We are not holy or pure enough on our own merit to be in the presence of God, but Jesus has made a way. His mediating has secured for us an eternal hope and enabled us to be in a relationship with God.

He is the mediator of a new covenant. Jesus serves to bring people to God and is the only Way, the Truth needed to set us free, and the Life eternal that renews our spirit for eternity. Our good news is found in the fact that Christ is our mediator – we cannot save ourselves. Our path to salvation, freedom, and life are found in the finished work of Jesus. He has secured for us life forever in Him and as our mediator, He stepped in our place and declares us forgiven and free. What a beautiful gift this is! He gave his life as a ransom for all, to extinguish the judgment upon sinners and take upon the punishment Himself. His mediating secures life for us and allows us life and life abundantly.

Just as He is our mediator, He continually intercedes for us and lives as a perpetual promise in heaven of our freedom and forgiveness. There is nothing else needed. Jesus has declared us His people and Himself the mediator, so now our lives are His and with Him, our hope lasts forever.

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