The scripture for today is Acts 3:25
Acts 3:25 You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, “And in your seed, all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
The seed of Abraham is identified in the New Testament, not as the Jews, but as Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul said “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.” Galatians 3:16
“The prophets, with their messages, were sent especially to the Israelites (see Rom. 3:2)…In spite of the spiritual light and privileges the Jews enjoyed, they failed to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. In every age, and particularly now, those who enjoy special spiritual privileges may be guilty of the same failure.” The SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 6, p. 161
Jesus came to offer the greatest blessing the world could ever receive. He came to reverse the curse by providing the atonement for sin. The sin that entered the race through Adam is washed away by the blood of Christ. Those who receive Him, embracing His atonement, are eternally blessed.
God created us to live eternally with Him. It is not His desire that any should live a life of sin and then pay the penalty for it. His desire has always been that man, whom He created in His image, would be with Him eternally. God had an eternal relationship on His mind when He created man and He has never abandoned His purpose. When sin entered the race, God executed His plan, a plan to deliver us from sin which cannot exist in His presence. Jesus became our substitute, offering to take the punishment that we deserved so that we could once again enter the eternal relationship with God that He intended all along.
The Jews did not see or understand God’s plan of salvation, although He was standing right in front of them. Jesus came to save not only the Jews but the entire world. God made man for His purposes; to demonstrate His love and to receive that same love back from us. May we who have eyes to see the love of God expressed through Christ Jesus, embrace it, and be blessed by it. May the world see His love through us.
God bless you as you continue in His service.