Although this most likely is not the actual day Christ was crucified, nevertheless, let us ever have His dealings and workings of grace stamped upon us, and let us grow in seeking out His glories, as we will for ever and ever. So think below.
The perfections, the fulfillment of the Word and prophecy, the love, grace, and mercy of God being carried out for sinners, everyone of us, on the cross. But was it just nails, thorns, whips and piercing that we should focus on? Was there more and deeper things we must begin to view at the cross?
“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (Matthew 27:46) What does that mean? And why? Only hours before Jesus said three times, “My Father, it if be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but you will.” (Matt. 26:39, 42, 44) You see, it was Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, becoming our great and perfect propitiation, in “pleasing the Lord God’s will to crush” (Isaiah 53:10) “His only Son” (John 3:16). For when Jesus cried out, “Eli, Eli”, He was pointing out that He was The One fullfilling the Scriptures, chosen One of Israel, the King who became accursed on our behalf, drinking the very dregs of the wine cup of the wrath of God. He was quoting and fulfilling Psalm 22 in full, “walking the through the valley of the shadow of death” (Psalm 23), and the “King of glory” who commands, “lift up your gates, O gates!” (Psalm 24).
There is so much more than just externals of what was could/can be visualized on the cross for our redemption!
For a few more days, get “The Foothills of True Grace” for only $2.80. Learn more here.
#easter #goodfriday #resurrection #truegrace