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Even the Death of the Cross

View daily reading plan: Philippians 2

To the Jew the cross meant more: "he that is hanged is accursed of God” (Deut 21:22-23). Paul appreciated the significance of this when he wrote, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us” (Gal 3:13). To be crucified meant to be put outside of the nation of Israel and the divine covenants associated with it. The cross was to “the Jews a stumbling block” (1 Cor 1:23).

The cross was also a death of great suffering, a slow and lingering death. The hours would pass with no thought of comfort or respite. His prospect was darkness and judgement. What an experience for the Son of God!

But let us remember that the cross is history. The Lord is risen, ascended, exalted and glorified! Those who despised and rejected Him will confess Him as Lord. Those who ridiculed and scorned Him will bow the knee before Him. He will be acknowledged as King of kings and Lord of lords!

Monday, 11 March, 2024

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