But Scripture has shown that all mankind are the prisoners of sin, in order that the promised blessing, which depends on faith in Jesus Christ, may be given to those who believe.Galatians 3:22(WNT)
The God of the universe and Creator of the world, made man in His Own image and likeness to have dominion over His creation and to rule the beautiful world that He spoke into being, but man sinned and the god of this age, that old serpent called the devil and Satan, set up his own anti-God kingdom and enslaved humanity in sin and death.
Following this terrible sin by Adam, who was the federal head of the human race, we discover that sin and death was passed onto all his progeny. We are all born in sin and the consequences of sin reign within our mortal frame. But God chose to expose the wickedness of Satan and in His mercy, love and justice purposed and planned to save mankind from the terrible consequences of sin, by taking the punishment that we justly deserve upon Himself – through the sacrifice of His dearly beloved Son.
God communicated His Own eternal plans and loving purposes to all humanity throughout the pages of Holy Scripture, at the centre of which is His amazing plan of salvation, whereby the sinless sacrificial Lamb of God would pay the full redemption price for all who would believe on His name. What an astonishing privilege we find within the pages of Scripture – for the Spirit of God detailed our fallen and eternally condemned status in the world but in His goodness and grace.. outlined all we need to receive His promised blessing of salvation, the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting.
Scripture is a supernatural document that has been delivered to us all through the pens of the prophets and the life of the Lord Jesus, which explains that we are all prisoners of sin, under the authority of Satan.. with death, hell and eternal separation from our God as the bitter fruit of our fallen nature. But God has taken the wicked, evil plan of Satan and turned it into eternal blessings for all who depend, by faith.. on the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour.
Should we not read, mark, learn, inwardly digest and apply all the treasure that are given to us this open secret, which is His precious Word, for Scripture has shown that all mankind are the prisoners of sin – in order that God’s promised blessing, which depends on faith in Jesus Christ, may be given to those who believe in Him.
Thank You my Father, for the wonderful Scriptures and for revealing to sinful man.. the end from the beginning – and all that makes for our eternal salvation. Help me to appreciate Your Word for what it truly is, a love-letter from beyond time and space, from You to me, with love . Thank You that all I had to do to receive Your blessing of salvation, the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting, was to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You – and in His name I pray, AMEN.