“But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.”Galatians 4:4-5 NIV
There was a specific day and time in which Jesus was to be born upon the earth. He had to come and become fully man to become the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Under the Old Covenant the nation of Israel would us the blood of bulls and goats to atone for their sins. These sacrifices had to be performed over and over again because they were not sufficient.
But when Jesus came to the earth and chose to lay down His life, His sacrifice only needed to happen one time. His sacrifice is sufficient and He who knew no sin became sin for us. We are saved by God’s grace and it is the Holy Spirit who draws us to the place of salvation. We are chosen before the foundations of the earth and when we live every day in the knowledge that we were chosen we come to understand that nothing happens by accident.
It is so important for us to study God’s word and come to understand the truth of God’s word. It will guard and protect our hearts. The very sad truth is that in this hour those who fail to study and understand God’s word will be deceived by the enemy. Let us be diligent students of God’s word.