The Daily Word: Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning? – Ps 22:1
Jesus uttered these words so you would never have to. As Jesus hung and died on the Cross, He became your sin (2 Cor 5:21). In one infinite moment, He took on an eternity of suffering for every single one of your faults, failures, and mistakes:
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” – Matt 27:46
From the beginning of time, Jesus and God had been One; but as Jesus hung on the Cross, God turned His back on His Only Son; and He did it so you would only ever see His face.
What a sacrifice. What a Savior! He died, so you would never have to. He chose death, so you could have eternal life!
Father, thank You for the sacrifice of Your Son Jesus Christ on the Cross! Thank You that Jesus chose death, so that I could have life. I am forever grateful. I don’t deserve Your love; but You died for me to have it anyway.
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