Ayin is for Surety
Today’s letter is AYIN. SURETY begins with AYIN.
Jesus became surety for strangers and for servants.
Be SURETY for Your servant for good;
Do not let the arrogant oppress me.
Take his garment when he becomes SURETY for a stranger;
And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
Surety is offering your life as guarantee for the life of a another person. If they are unable or unwiling to repay or perform some duty, you commit yourself to pay on their behalf. A servant has his master as his surety. The guarantee of everything good is not in the servant. The servant has nothing of his own. His guarantee is the good name of His master. Jesus is the surety of his own disciples.
Right now Jesus is at the throne of God on behalf of me his servant.
Proverbs warns, don’t become surety for others. Don’t do it, especially for strangers! Don’t become surety for a stranger because you don’t know the depth of their irresponsibility. Jesus not only became the surety for his own servants, he became surety for strangers, Gentiles who had no relationship to the family of God, people who were “far off.” If anyone is so bold as to become surety to for strangers, take their garment as pledge, and they took His garments, because he offered himself as surety for me.
On the cross, Jesus became surety for me the stranger!
And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves,
casting lots for them to decide what each man should take.
Arise, my soul, arise!
Shake off thy guilty fears;
The bleeding Sacrifice
In my behalf appears.
Before the throne my Surety stands;
My name is written on His hands.