CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
1 Corinthians 15:1-28
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
“Nor is there any mediator between us…” (Job 9:33). Under the Old Covenant, there was no mediator between man and God. Job knew he could never contend with God and argue his case. When man sinned, God punished him directly. But under the New Covenant, we have a Mediator in heaven – Jesus Christ! Jesus is at the right hand of the Father, mediating on our behalf. We don’t need to contend with God and argue for our salvation, because Jesus Christ has already earned it on our behalf! This is why Paul says later in today’s reading (1 Cor 15:13-14) that the resurrection is so important. Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have nothing – no mediator between us and God, and no chance for salvation! But with the resurrection, we have a God who contends for us. We have salvation: not because we earned it, but because it has been given to us free of charge.
Father, thank You that Your Son Jesus Christ sits at Your right hand to mediate on my behalf. Whenever Satan whispers “guilty,” Jesus maintains my innocence! I am washed clean by the blood of Jesus Christ!