Silence Shouts

8 Jul

God’s Word: Matthew 27:11-26

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

What do you do when you are falsely accused?  Jesus and crossStick up for yourself?  Throw out your own list of accusations against your accusers?  Jesus response to the accusations shouted out through His silence.  He came to earth with a mission and He faithfully carried it out.  He experienced life on earth and He could see that mankind had a continual bent to sin.  There was no way people could live sinless lives.  They needed an advocate, one who would stand with them and plead their case before My judgment throne.  He offered to be that advocate.

For hundreds of years mankind had been sacrificing animals to atone for their sins.  Jesus, the perfect “lamb” of God, offered Himself as a sacrifice to atone for your sins once and for all.  He gave Himself to die on the cross as that sacrifice.  And all who believe in Him as My only Begotten Son are freed from the consequences of their sin.  In Acts 2:38 I had recorded, “Repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of eternal life.”

Jesus could have called 10,000 angels to deliver Him from the hands of his accusers.  Instead he took it all in silence—His sacrifice so you could be free of sin.  He willingly took the punishment He didn’t deserve so you could have the salvation you don’t deserve.  The righteous for the unrighteous.  Jesus knew when to speak up and when to be silent.  He chose silence on your behalf and that shout of LOVE went out to the whole world.  Now His charge to you is to speak up about His love and sacrifice so that all may have opportunity to come to salvation—freedom from the consequences of sin.

God’s Question: How have you responded to Jesus love and sacrifice?

God’s Promise: Jesus advocates for all who follow Him.

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My Prayer to God

I praise You for Jesus’ willing sacrifice for even me.

I am sorry I so seldom sacrifice self for others.

Thank You for loving me in spite of me failures.

Help me to love others and ignore their failures.

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