Sunday, April 2, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Jesus' Passion Foretold

Sunday April 2

Bible Reading:     Psalm 22

Topic:         Jesus' Passion Foretold

As God's anointed King over Israel, David was challenged with many conspiracies, terrifying oppositions and wars.

In all these, he encouraged himself to praise God and pay all the vows he made to God.

The lesson here is that in every difficult situation you should never cease to praise God and fulfill your obligations to Him and the Church.

In this Psalm, David was led in the Spirit to foretell the suffering which Christ would undergo on the Cross in order to bring salvation to mankind.

He was forsaken by God (v. 1)
bore our shame and reproach (vs. 6-7)
became weak for us to become strong and died that we might live (vs. 14 - 15)
His Hands and Feet were pierced (v. 16)
and His Garments were divided by lot (v. 18)

These described prophecies prove that Christ is the Messiah Who suffered all brutality and bore the pain of death for us (Isa. 53)

The outcome of the Passion and Death is that the poor is satisfied, those who seek and find Him will praise Him forever and at the end, families of nations will come from all the earth to worship Him.

Have you taken advantage of this all important sacrifice?

Thank You Lord for giving all for my sake. Help me to live in You and for You forever, Amen

Memory verse:   Psalm 22: 24
"For He hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath He hid His face from him but when he cried unto Him, He heard"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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