One of the focuses of the Feast of Tabernacles, celebrated this last week (see last week’s post), is God’s goodness in providing for our needs. And of course, His ultimate provision for humanity was Jesus. On the cross Jesus paid the ultimate price so that every human need could be met. Forgiveness is wonderful, but the cross isn’t just about forgiveness. Everything that the Evil One has sought to destroy in humanity was dealt with on the cross.
The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
[1 John 3:8]
Having disarmed the powers and authorities,
He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
We can never spend too much time thinking about it. If we meditate daily for the rest of our lives, we’ll only uncover a fraction of the wonders of the cross on our behalf.
But there’s more…
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;
I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
And I will put my Spirit in you
and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
Not only are we to celebrate God’s amazing provision for us in the finished work of Jesus, but also His present provision for us in the person and work of the Holy Spirit—God working in us to fulfil all His good purposes.
Why not pause awhile and ponder the amazing truth of the Holy Spirit in you—Christ in you, the hope of glory.
You can read more on these important truths on the following pages:
THE POWER OF THE CROSS
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU
REFLECTIONS ON THE CROSS
REFLECTIONS ON THE HOLY SPIRIT
NEXT WEEK: PREPARING FOR FESTIVAL
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