Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator. A mediator, however, implies more than one party, but God is one. (Galatians 3:19-20)
Both of my daughters are pregnant. I anticipate the spiritual gifts God will give their babies. I know God will entrust them with important tasks because they’ll serve the Lord. I’m asking God for that.
When you look at baby Jesus lying in the manger, do you ponder his greatness? He grew up, took our sins, and became the mediator between God and you. This Scripture points out that God entrusts mediators of angels and people for lesser purposes but only entrusts our salvation to Jesus.
God gave the law to Moses while the Jews stood at the foot of Mount Sinai. Exodus 20:18 says that there was smoke, thunder, lightning, and the sound of a trumpet. The horn’s blast didn’t come from camp. It came from angels. Today’s Scripture clarifies that angels were the mediators between God and the Jews on the day the laws were given. When Moses told the Jews what God had said, they heard it for the second time, and when he read the laws to them from the Book of the Covenant, they listened a third time.
So why does this Scripture add, “But God is one?” I think it’s because God could only entrust Jesus (God the Son) to die for us. He’s the only mediator who can bring us into the presence of God.
In this season of new beginnings, think about the gifts God has given you and how you can use them to spread God’s love. He made you for a special purpose.
Father, I praise you for Jesus, who intervenes and makes me worthy to be in your presence. As I celebrate Christmas, the New Year, and set goals for 2023, help me see how I can use my talents to pay forward the love you’ve given me in making Jesus my savior and mediator. In His name, I pray. Amen.