Coram Deo: Daily Meditations on God’s Presence - Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cursed and Forsaken

Matthew 27:45–50

The darkness over the land in the three hours before Jesus dies (Matt. 27:45) is a sign of God’s anger at those who kill His Son as well as the curse upon humanity. “The darkness [cries] out against the blackness of our sin and [testifies] to the tremendous cost to God of our redemption” (James Boice, The Gospel According to Matthew, vol. 2, p. 623). Let us never take for granted the high price of the curse Jesus took in our place.

For further study:

Psalm 22:1–2

The Bible in a year:

Micah 3

Coram Deo from TableTalk Magazine, Matthew Studies. Copyright © 2008 by Ligonier Ministries.

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