Friday, April 06, 2012

Jesus loved his frenemies.

Good Friday brings Holy Week to a close. I think that Paul sums up Christ's focus for Good Friday well in Romans 5:6-11.

"For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person–though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die–but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation."

On Good Friday Christ focused on providing the means of reconciliation for his enemies. All we have to do is to put our faith in him.


More thoughts on Good Friday:

" take away sins..."



Previous days of Holy Week:

Monday–Driving out the distractions

Tuesday–Jesus says: "Pay Your Taxes."

Wednesday–Jesus say "Relax"

Thursday–Jesus focused on the Church


Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


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