Hello, God has given me something in 1 Chronicles 1:10
“Cush was the father of
Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on earth.”
Nimrod: Nimrod may sound like a mean name, but it really means mighty warrior. So, let’s get this streight, Cush may mean darkness or black, and Nimrod means mighty warrior. So, black or darkness gave birth to mighty warrior? How could this point to the cross?
Gospel: We were Cush, or black, in our sin and Jesus, our mighty warrior, gives His life for us. He died on the cross for us. Another explanation could be that we were black in our sin, full of darkness, and Jesus came, and He died on the cross for us. He gives us robes of righteousness and makes us His mighty warrior. Jesus died for us either way you want to interpret this. His death on the cross and resurrection (the gospel) is the main picture of the Bible. There are shadows of the gospel everywhere! If it’s the main picture of the gospel, then shouldn’t it be the main picture of our lives? But if it’s so basic, and plain, then shouldn’t we move on from the gospel? NO! Because it is so basic and plain, it makes it the main picture of the Bible. Jesus death and resurrection is the main point.
What can we do?: Jesus died for us, so what can we do now? Worship Jesus! We can worship Jesus, and share the gospel with others. The application to our lives from this passage, is that Jesus makes us mighty warriors when He died for us, and so we should act like it. When hard times come, press through, knowing that Jesus died for us on a cross. When it seems nice and easy, don’t get to used to it, or think when the hard times do come, “This is God’s fault.” Jesus gave His life for you, we go through hard times.
Closing prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for giving your son for us. Thank You, Jesus, for giving Your life for us. I pray that I would love You more, and become closer to You, and share the gospel with those around me. Thank You for letting me know about how You gave Your life for me. I pray for those in China, that they would be encouraged and win so many others to You. Thank You for giving Your own life for me on the cross. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland