A Glorious and Beautiful Life-Giving Fact

“He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you”

The Greek word proginosko means destined, called, fore-ordanined. It is known before hand and therefor will happen, meaning it is ordained by God. Therefor, Jesus and his sacrifice was pre-thought out by God and was known by God before the foundations of the world. This makes the act of the suffering savior a pre-thought out act of God.
The “last times” as mentioned in the verse, or these last days, is talking about the time when Jesus walked the earth as man. He was brought here for us specifically not generally.

Consider this:
God had a plan that was before the foundation of the earth. A plan for us personally and specifically through the sacrificial death of a Savior, his Son Jesus Christ.

My thoughts:
This is so incomprehensible yet so wonderful all at the same time. God, in his perfect, and holy, and righteous, and pure plan knew what he was going to do before it all happened and get this… for me personally. That is so overwhelmingly huge. What a blessing and honor and privilege to be counted among the elect. Knowing this I need to live in light of this. This is a glorious and beautiful life-giving fact that Jesus literally came to die in MY place. That he knew me by name when he was on that cross crying out to the Father. The weight of MY sin was on his shoulders. For my sake. Because he loved and loves so intensely ME. He loves me more than I know how to love others and more than I love myself. THANK YOU JESUS!

1 Peter 1:20 ESV
He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you

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