Thursday, March 31, 2016

Easter Thursday

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

We sang a song in our Good Friday Service, part of which said,

Taking my sin, my cross, my shame
Rising again, I bless your name
(From: You Are My All In All - © 1991, Shepherd's Heart Music

Jesus did that! Just as Peter said, “[Jesus] Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed” [1 Peter 2:24]. A Hosanna, Amen, Hallelujah, or any Holy Grunt would be appropriate right here. 

Jesus was perfect, obedient to the Father in every way. And because He died, and rose again, God credits each of us with the Lord’s perfection - righteousness - when we put our full confidence in Him. That’s what Paul meant when he wrote, “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe” [Romans 3:22].

Redemption is a finished work. Jesus accomplished everything the Father sent Him to do. He paid the debt for sins that none of us could afford. The price was His own blood, sufficient for the sins of the entire world. When Jesus cried out, “It is finished,” the enormous price for sin was paid in full.

Whenever you are troubled by sin, listen to Jesus, “It is finished.”

When “Satan tempts me to despair,” the Savior cries out, “It is finished.”

When you “walk through the valley of death,” hear to His tender voice, “It is finished.”

I know it’s not Easter Sunday, but Easter continues because “Jesus died and rose again!”

He is risen. Indeed! 

But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

No comments:

Post a Comment