Category : Encouragement
Daily Bible Reading Day 271: 2 Samuel 24/Galatians 4
2 Samuel 24
And David built there an altar to the Lord and offered and peace offerings. So the Lord responded to the plea for the land, and the plague was averted from Israel. 2 Samuel 24:25
Israel was finally at peace. Out of all of the leaders, King David was able to bring Israel to that point. However, King David was a sinner. God was angry with Israel due to their sin. An angel of the Lord brought a plague upon Israel and 70,000 men died. The cause of sin was not explained. But David asked the angel of God to bring the punishment upon him instead of more men. David built an altar, offered peace offerings, and the plague stopped.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under th law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the spirit of His Son into our hearts crying “Abba! Father!”. So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Galatians 4:4-7
Jesus was the perfect sacrifice. He was human but without sin. We were in bondage by following the law. Jesus came to free us of that bondage. We are saved by our faith, not through works. Through Jesus, we have been welcomed into the family of God.