January 25

Day 25 - What God Did For All Of Us

Read: Mark 15:22-34

And at three Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lemá ‘ ‘sabachtháni?” which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” 
Mark 15:34 

While Jesus of Nazareth was hanging on the cross He spoke seven statements. One of the statements was, “‘Eloi, Eloi, lemá ‘ ‘sabachtháni?’ which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me” (Mark 15:34)?

This statement is probably the most difficult of the seven He spoke while being crucified. It’s really beyond human comprehension to understand this cry fully. Our finite minds can’t grasp everything that took place while Jesus hung on the cross, but we know from Scripture that “He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

While Jesus was on the cross, He bore every sin, every evil deed, every rebellious act and thought by every person who had ever lived before, who was living at the time and who would ever live in the future! While Jesus Christ was on the cross, He was in utter agony while He experienced for us the very essence of Hell, which ultimately is separation from God.

This is what was going on when Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why have You abandoned Me?” God the Father had turned His back on God the Son because of our sin. When you realize that we only serve ONE God, then you understand that God was punishing Himself on our behalf! What an awesome, magnificent and splendid God He is!

PRAY: Thank God for the great depths He went through to rescue you—and your one. Reflect on His great and perfect love

ACT: Let God's perfect love for this world sink into your mind and heart today. Now pray for your one to receive that perfect love and forgiveness found only in Jesus.
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