Finding Security in Jesus as Your Perfect Mediator | Psalm 106

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This is a podcast episode titled, Finding Security in Jesus as Your Perfect Mediator | Psalm 106. The summary for this episode is: The weird thing about the Christian life is that the more you are walking in the light and the truth of God’s word, the more you are aware of your sin. You’re more aware that your sinfulness sinks its roots in your life far deeper than you realize. It gets weirder yet when your awareness of your sinfulness actually brings a sense of joy and security in all that God is for you in Jesus. It makes you more secure in your relationship with God when you finally realize it’s all based on Jesus being your perfect mediator rather than your having to become more worthy. Personally I have found it to be peace giving and joy giving and gratitude giving to worship God by meditating on and praying through biblical verses about Jesus as my perfect mediator before God. And that’s the subject of this episode. In the past few episodes we’ve discussed three things you have to believe if you want to walk with God: 1. That God’s word/promises are true.  2. That he loves you specifically with an abundant infinite steadfast love.  3. And that his will for you ultimately is your good. Your only good. Your better story.  These three reasons are why you can trust him completely. (Like this podcast? Leave us a rating so others can find it more easily. Also consider texting favorite episodes to a friend or family member who might benefit from this podcast.) Psalm 106 ESV 1 Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! 4 Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them, 5 that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance. 6 Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness. 7 Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider [Hebrew: they did not remember] your wondrous works; they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love, but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea. 20 They exchanged their glorious God for an image of a bull, which eats grass. 21 They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt.  23 So he said he would destroy them — had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them. 45 For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.  Below are some of the New Testament verses discussed in this episode: 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV) For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus. Hebrews 9:15 (NIV)  …Christ is the mediator of a new covenant… 1 Corinthians 6:11 NIV …You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 John 1:5 - 2:2 (NIV) This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. 2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. Hebrews 10:12-23 NIV 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God... 14 For by...

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The weird thing about the Christian life is that the more you are walking in the light and the truth of God’s word, the more you are aware of your sin. You’re more aware that your sinfulness sinks its roots in your life far deeper than you realize. It gets weirder yet when your awareness of your sinfulness actually brings a sense of joy and security in all that God is for you in Jesus. It makes you more secure in your relationship with God when you finally realize it’s all based on Jesus being your perfect mediator rather than your having to become more worthy. Personally I have found it to be peace giving and joy giving and gratitude giving to worship God by meditating on and praying through biblical verses about Jesus as my perfect mediator before God. And that’s the subject of this episode. In the past few episodes we’ve discussed three things you have to believe if you want to walk with God: 1. That God’s word/promises are true.  2. That he loves you specifically with an abundant infinite steadfast love.  3. And that his will for you ultimately is your good. Your only good. Your better story.  These three reasons are why you can trust him completely. (Like this podcast? Leave us a rating so others can find it more easily. Also consider texting favorite episodes to a friend or family member who might benefit from this podcast.) Psalm 106 ESV 1 Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! 4 Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them, 5 that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation, that I may glory with your inheritance. 6 Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness. 7 Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider [Hebrew: they did not remember] your wondrous works; they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love, but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea. 20 They exchanged their glorious God for an image of a bull, which eats grass. 21 They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt.  23 So he said he would destroy them — had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them. 45 For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.  Below are some of the New Testament verses discussed in this episode: 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV) For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus. Hebrews 9:15 (NIV)  …Christ is the mediator of a new covenant… 1 Corinthians 6:11 NIV …You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 John 1:5 - 2:2 (NIV) This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. 2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. Hebrews 10:12-23 NIV 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God... 14 For by...