Saturday, April 07, 2007

An offering for sin

Holy Saturday

Fifth Stanza
v.10 Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him ... make an offering for sin
Such is the love of our God, that He love us so much that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

v.11 make many to be accounted righteous ... he shall bear their iniquities
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. (Rom 3:23-25)

v.12 was numbered with the transgressors ... yet he bore the sin of many
Jesus was numbered with us, Jesus bore the sins of ours.

A Prayer
Heavenly Father, I am silenced at the grave of Your Son.
In justice You called for Him, who knew no sin, to be made sin for us.
Yet You permitted Your Son to die in innocence.
In love He came to us but He was rejected by hate.
He taught us obedience but men rebelled against Him.

I confess that a great mystery confronts me at this tomb of sin and death.
He was buried behind the great seal of my sin and my death.
By faith I know also that He who died is the One who unlocked the great secret of Your love.
His tomb is my tomb.
He carried with Him to the grave my sin and my death that He might break their hold on me.

Trusting in the Lord’s promise that He would rise again on the third day,
I come not to mourn Him but to confess the sin that He would leave buried.
Have mercy on me O God! Have mercy on me. Amen.
~ Scot A Kinnaman

Picture by Petre Birlea


  1. Pearlie, I have not commented much, but as I have followed these studies this week I have been fed, encouraged and the Lord has been glorified through your words! Thank you for putting these thoughts out there and helping me to stay focused on Christ this very special week.

    Have a blessed Easter full of joy!

  2. Blessed Easter to you Missy.
    Happy to know that my reflections were beneficial to you. God is indeed good and kind to us, even when we don't deserve it at all.