Daily Devotional
Why Do We Need a Mediator?

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

John 3:16-17


Ponder This

Between God and Man there is a chasm, eroded by sin. On one side is holy God. On the other side is sinful Man. The Lord Jesus Christ says, “I am going to bridge that chasm.” On one side, He puts down the foundation of His deity, very God of very God. And on the other side, He puts down the foundation of His humanity, very Man of very Man.

As much Man as if not God at all. As much God as if not Man at all. Not half God and half Man, but all God and all Man, never another like Him, the God Man. And having put down a foundation here and a foundation there, the God Man builds a bridge between God and Man made of the roughhewn timbers of the cross. There is one God and one mediator between God and Man—Christ Jesus who gave Himself as a ransom for all.

The thing is, a mediator must be accepted by both parties. A mediator must be given absolute authority. A mediator must have both parties in mind. He must be totally just. That was Jesus. He did what no one else could do.

  • How has Christ acting as the great mediator changed your life?
  • When was a time another person sacrificed something for you? How does it impact you to know God did that for you?

Practice This

Pray for someone who does not know Christ.

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Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

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