Wednesday, June 13, 2018

He did this ... so He could do this

Satan tempted Jesus with hunger. (Matthew 4:3)

Satan tempted Jesus with suicide. (Matthew 4:6).

Satan tempted Jesus with power. (Matthew 4:9).

Satan tempted Jesus with life, to avoid the cross. (Matthew 16:23).

Jesus resisted it all, answered with the word of God. He remained sinless, never falling into any of satan's wiles.

He went to the cross, taking all of God's wrath, dying as a humiliated sacrifice, separated in darkness for hours, "Father why have you forsaken me?" and then He died.

He did this,

Illustration by Chris Powers, fullofeyes.com
The Father resurrected Jesus. He took our wrath because God placed our sin onto Him...He gave us His righteousness, which we could never possess). Double imputation. (2 Corinthians 5:21).

So He could do this:

Robe of Righteousness by Lars Justinen

Let us take a moment to praise, honor, and glorify our precious Savior.




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Kay Cude poetry: The Tunnel

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