Deceitful Hearts

Jesus was not condemned under a primitive, barbaric or even inadequate judicial system. He was condemned under the best. Although on one occasion, He was demanded which of His enemies was able to convict him of sin? He left them speechless. He was condemned to death by the most merciful and careful system of judicial processes known to the human race. The usual question which follows this is how could this happen. How could the Son of God be condemned? The system did not condemn Him. The hearts of those who interpreted and implemented the system and its codes condemned Him. Jeremiah made a profound statement in Jeremiah 17:9 which says concerning the heart: “deceitful above all things and beyond cure.” This verse shows how the heart and its actions circumvent the law to destroy the innocent.

The next question that comes to mind is can anything cure this deadly disease? The answer is beyond human ability. What is impossible to man is possible with God. Matt. 19:26This is why Jesus came to earth. He was condemned for those whose life sentence was death. Through His death, He became the lamb slain before the foundation of the world. He did it for the world. John 3:16.  The result was that humanity was redeemed from sin and its consequences. Gal. 3:13 The once sinner is now righteous. God the Father sees us through the righteousness of Jesus. Romans 3:22 and 3:26.

 

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