He was executed between two criminals (Matthew 27:38; Isaiah 53:12). Though totally innocent, Jesus died a felon’s death, taking the punishment we deserve so we might live (Isaiah 53:4-6, 10; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
Jesus is still the Man in the middle—in a far different sense (1 Timothy 2:5). He alone bridges the chasm between a high and holy God and us in our sin. When we accept the redemption He offers, He then serves as our faithful and merciful High Priest, interceding with His Father on our behalf (Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:25).
Sometimes in business, cutting out the middle man is good policy. But Jesus is one Middle Man we absolutely can never do without (John 14:6).
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