Tuesday, May 05, 2015


In the Old Testament, God’s judgment upon His enemies was celebrated as His mercy to His people. Psalm 136:10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for His mercy endureth for ever: 

Because God was acting out against His enemies, this meant the salvation of His people threatened by those enemies. Thus, His wrath upon the wicked was mercy to the righteous.

         In this meal, we see God’s wrath upon sin as it was poured out upon Jesus. It pleased the Father to bruise Him. In a strange twist, though, Jesus was not the enemy, He was the very beloved Son of the Father. He took the wrath meant for enemies upon Himself. He became sin, an enemy, for sinners, so that God’s mercy could rest upon His children. Thus, sin is defeated and mercy flows to God’s people. God is still in the business of extending mercy to His people and we are the recipients of that mercy. Jesus paid the price once for all. His mercy lasts forever.

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