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COMMUNION MEDITATION: One Honest Man


Communion Meditation…

One Honest Person

Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, … search through her squares. If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city. – Jeremiah 5:1

The Greek orator, Diogonies, went up and down the streets of Athens with a lamp in broad daylight. When asked what he was doing, he replied, “I am looking for an honest man.”

When God was going to destroy Sodom, Abraham prayed and God agreed to spare the city for the sake of 10 righteous people. If Abraham had continued, would God have spared the city for the sake of 1?

If you can find one honest person, God said  to Jeremiah, He would forgive Jerusalem.

There were not ten righteous people in Sodom, nor did Diogonies find an honest man is Athens.  If Jeremiah had found an honest man in Jerusalem, there would have been no Babylonian Captivity.

In fact, there has only ever been one completely honest, faithful man in all of history – the man, Christ Jesus. He is the only Man whose words and actions were in complete harmony with each other. What He said is what He did. Through His faithfulness as a Son in God’s house, we become a part of that house.

He became our High Priest offering His own blood “on the basis of the power of an indestructible life” (Hebrews 7:16). What made His life indestructible?

“God raised Him from the dead, freeing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him” (Acts 2:24). “The sting of death is sin” (1 Corinthians 15:56). Death never got its stinger in Jesus – so it could not hold Him.

He is the one honest man who can save us all.

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