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Jesus Was Forsaken for Us

March 29, 2022 Save Article

PRAY OVER THIS:

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning?”

(Psalm 22:1)

PONDER THIS:

When Jesus Christ went to the cross, He was the sin-bearer. He who knew no sin, God made to be sin for us. And my sin, your sin, all sin was placed upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Habakkuk 1:13 says that God’s eyes are too pure to look upon sin. God turns His face from sin. The Lord Jesus Christ became the sin-bearer for us, and He had to suffer the penalty. The penalty for sin is to be forsaken by God. Jesus on the cross said, “My God, my God why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46).

He who had been in the bosom of eternity past was forsaken by God the Father. King David, who wrote this psalm, said in Psalm 23:4, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” When Jesus Christ died, He walked that lonesome valley all by Himself, so that we would not.

  • How does it humble you to remember Jesus was forsaken by God so you would not be?
  • How should this motivate us to tell others of the great love of Jesus?

PRACTICE THIS:

Share with someone about the love of Jesus that was poured out on the cross.

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