Unlimited: The Messiah Was Cut Off For You
Dec 14, 2016 831
The Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself (Daniel 9:26).
Rivers of tears, mountains of offerings, seas of bullocks’ blood, and hills of frankincense, could not have availed for the removal of sin; but Jesus was cut off for us, and… sin was put away forever. Herein is wisdom, whereby substitution, the sure and speedy way of atonement, was devised! Herein is condescension, which brought Messiah, the Prince, to wear a crown of thorns, and die upon the Cross! Herein is love, which led the Redeemer to lay down His life for His enemies!
It is not enough, however, to admire the spectacle of the innocent bleeding for the guilty, we must make sure of our interest therein… Have we a part and a lot among those for whom He gave His life a ransom? Did the Lord Jesus stand as our representative? Are we healed by His stripes?…
Solemn as the question is… it is one that may be answered clearly and without mistake. To all who believe on Him, the Lord Jesus is a present Saviour, and upon them all the blood of reconciliation has been sprinkled. Let all who trust in the merit of Messiah’s death be joyful at every remembrance of Him, and let their holy gratitude lead them to the fullest consecration to His cause. – Charles Spurgeon
Eli’s Reflection: What are the things that bring you joy in your life? Are you joyful every time you remember the Saviour? Do you try to remember Him often throughout your day? What can you do to improve that?