GOD’S COVENANT OF PROVISION
The cross is everything; it’s the foundation for a successful life—and it’s the covenant-pledge of God to meet our needs.
Like one from whom people hide their faces He was despised, and we held Him in low esteem. Surely He took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered Him punished by God, stricken by Him, and afflicted.
But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on Him,
and by His wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way;
and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
The crucifixion is the answer to every issue, problem or concern faced by man. Hanging on the cross, Jesus took upon Himself the distress of the ages. And because the Resurrection followed, we know He triumphed in every area.
A scriptural study of the topic reveals a breadth in what was accomplished, which is hidden from a cursory reading. For example, did you know that the Hebrew word for peace, shalom, used in Isaiah’s amazing prophecy, means ‘completeness, wholeness, safety, soundness, welfare, health, prosperity, contentment, peace in human relationships, peace with God, and peace from war? And all addressed by the cross!
Why not set some time aside to reflect on the cross.....
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