Monday, March 31, 2014

My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

As Jesus hung dying on the cross, he cried out to His father God in heaven:

"About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 'Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?'—which means, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' " (Matthew 27:46).

Did you know Jesus was actually quoting the words King David wrote in Psalm 22:1 around 1,000 years earlier? Here are the words of Psalm22:1:

"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?"

It is hard—no, it is impossible—for us to imagine or comprehend how the all-knowing, omnipresent God could abandon God the Son. (Tweet that!) The only way I can comprehend it is like this:

We know that God cannot or will not allow sin in his presence.

When Jesus died on the cross, he became sin as he took on the penalty of all the sin of all the people of all time who will accept him.

God the Father could not look upon this in that eternity and eternal moment when Jesus died. (Tweet that!)

"For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God," (2Corinthians 5:21, ESV). (Tweet that!)

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