8. Deliverer - I Thessalonians 1:10
8. Deliverer – “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thess.1:10
Yes, our God is full love and patience. He does not want anyone to perish. He gave his Son to pay the price for our sins. Jesus is the ultimate peace treaty between God and man.
The angels proclaimed, "Glory to God in the highest, Peace on earth and good-will to men." They proclaimed the birth of this deliverer of peace and good-will.
But let us not forget that those who reject Jesus will not be spared the wrath of God. John 3:36 states, "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them." We do not like to think of God's wrath. We would rather talk about his unconditional love and grace. But It is the escape from that wrath that makes God's love and grace so wonderful... so, well...amazing.
Jesus is our deliverer. He paid the ransom for our sin so that God's wrath would be satisfied once and for all. Jesus delivered the peace treaty between man and God... but it is up to you to accept it or reject it.
I praise God for Jesus Christ, my deliverer. May God bless you today as you come to understand this nativity, God's peace treaty with you.
PRAYER THOUGHT: Gracious Father In Heaven, I praise your name. You delivered the Hebrews from oppression in Egypt. You delivered Daniel from the Lions Den. You delivered Israel from the exhale. Over and over again you have proven to deliver your people. Thank you for delivering me from my sins. In the name of Christ, Jesus my Lord, Amen.