After Jesus fulfilled Scripture by enduring the cross of crucifixion for the forgiveness of our sins, He said, “It is finished.” Today it’s acceptable to say, “It’s done.” I learned in school that cakes are done and people are finished, so it’s hard for me not to correct someone who says, “I’m done” with . . . whatever, or “When you’re done cooking . . .”
The point of today’s post is that Jesus did it all. His statement, “It is finished,” meant that the Father’s will had been fulfilled, justice had been served, sin’s debt had been paid and the perfect sacrifice for sin had been given. Jesus exchanged the filthy rags of our sin with His beautiful robe of righteousness. The Father does not see our sin and shame. He only sees the righteous robe. We are now co-heirs with Jesus of a rich inheritance. Although believers still claim residence on earth, we can live as if we were with God in heaven–showing the same love, compassion, forgiveness and mercy that Jesus shows us.
THINK ABOUT IT
“Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easy entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:1-2).
PRAY ABOUT IT
Thank you, Father God, for Jesus, His sacrifice on the cross on our behalf, so we could be forgiven and experience eternal life with you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.