Verse of the Day
By this time it was about noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn down the middle. Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last. [NLT] Luke 23:44-46
Had not Jesus Christ been so rejected by men, we would have been forever rejected of God. Jesus was delivered into the hands of wicked and unreasonable men, was led to a hill of shame, hungry, thirsty, and wounded, beaten, bloodied, exhausted; that we might escape, that I may be free. He was nailed to the cross, as a Sacrifice bound to the altar. The Scripture was fulfilled; he did not die at the altar among the sacrifices, but among criminals sacrificed to public justice. I wonder if it was just for such a man to die so cruel a death. But He did, so that I may be justified.
Let us pause, and with faith look upon Jesus. Was ever sorrow like unto his sorrow? See him bleeding, see him dying, see him and love him! Love him, and live for him! [Matthew Henry]. It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost [John 19:30]. Jesus on the cross, who was made sin for me, for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. It is finished, He was punished so that I will know peace, He was wounded so that I could experience healing, and He died, so that I could live. My Lord and my God, what manner of love is this?
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