The prophet Micah prophesied Messiah as “the Breaker” – the one who would “break through” and make a path for all to follow (see Micah 2:13).
God did not call all mankind to repent until after the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. While there were times when He called for a repentance from sin (as when Jonah preached to Nineveh), He did not broadcast a call for worldwide repentance until He had fully established a path for repentant ones to walk. After all, when the command is to repent, the obvious response is, to what?
Jesus is the example for all mankind to follow. He loved God and He loved those around Him. God was demonstrating to us through the life of Jesus Christ how He would have us live by living that way Himself before He asked any of us to do it.
As a child imitates his father so we should imitate Jesus. He blazed a path for us. He carved a way through the wilderness. We are not, of course, to imitate Jesus outwardly. That is, we are not to wear 1st Century garb, live in the Middle East, speak Aramaic, and so on – unless all those circumstances are natural to us. Rather, we are to imitate His inward motivations. His selfless thinking is to be our mental model.
The Breaker has made a way for us when there was no way. In fact, He has cut a wide path, making for us a “highway of holiness” (Isaiah 35:8). You will not find this highway by accident – you must seek it. The Breaker Himself will lead you there.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.