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He is Risen!
Jesus’ death was for the remission of sins…
This parable helps us understand salvation.
If Romans 1:16-17 is the opening thesis statement it is claimed to be, we might expect it to be restated and amplified upon later. It is.
The cross of Christ had significance because the man who hung on it was different from the others. The Romans crucified three men that day. Hardened soldiers crucified thousands of people. But only one man’s suffering brought redemption.
God will save, and the darkest hour only confirms that the righteous are dependent on him. This critical moment in David’s life serves well to highlight the wonder of the Cross. The godly look at the cross, consider the destructive power and the malevolent plans of the devil, understand how the Lord gained the victory with one fell swoop.
Human logic often turns reason on its head. This tendency is especially seen in politics. Last Thursday, U.S. Vice-president Joe Biden said, “[W]e have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt? The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.”
Strength brings choices. It must choose between oppression and justice. The weak are the test of strength, which must either align itself with those who cannot or help those who are helpless. From the school bully to the national dictator, strength brings choices.