Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Decease He Should Accomplish

“…and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem,” -- Luke 9: 31

"Should we ever treat lightly the death that our Lord Jesus accomplished at Jerusalem? He clearly did not consider it a light matter. To speak of Christ’s death in any other way than an accomplishment is to miss its very glory. He did not die as a martyr, but as the Substitute of sinners given Him from eternity by the Father -- John 17:3. His death was not a failure in any sense, but an execution of God’s justice upon Him of the penalty due His people, that God might be the just justifier of them upon His completion of the work. When was the work accomplished? Scripture says, ‘at Jerusalem.’ Do words matter? Then let us bow to the Word. Although purposed in eternity, and revealed through faith, it was ACCOMPLISHED at Jerusalem, Galatians 4:4.

-- Ken Wimer, Shreveport Grace Church Bulletin, August 19, 2006

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