Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.—Luke 23:34
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Even on the cross, Jesus forgave those who hurt Him.
INSIGHT: In the first century, the common attire for a Jewish man included five pieces of clothing—shoes, turban, belt, loincloth, and outer tunic. After crucifying Jesus, the soldiers divided the Savior’s garments as their spoils for performing the task. After each took a portion of clothing, one remained—the tunic. This infers that even the loincloth was taken—and Jesus’s last shred of human dignity with it. In a heartbreaking fulfillment of David’s messianic song, they stripped Jesus naked and then gambled for the tunic. In Psalm 22:17-18, where crucifixion was prophetically described some 600 years before it was invented, David said it would be so: “All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.” The soldiers gambled for all they could get, unaware of the fact that mere feet away Christ was freely forgiving and giving all He had out of love for them. Bill Crowder ~ Our Daily Bread / Radio Bible Class
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Michael W. Smith ~ Agnus Dei
Twila Paris ~ The Lamb Of God
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He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. Proverbs 29:1
When the Liberian tanker, the Arrow, ran aground and broke in two off Canada’s east coast, it polluted 125 miles of shoreline. Confessing it to be his error, the Captain said, “I did not believe the message of my electronic depth sounder.” Friend, if, on the sea of life, you ignore the warnings of God, your soul will be lost on the shores of eternity. -Arnot P. McIntee
O, turn, while the Savior in mercy is waiting, And steer for the harbor light; For how do you know but your soul may be drifting, Over the deadline tonight? -Virginia W. Moyer
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