Monday, October 28, 2013

A Good Flogging

Psalms 89:30 begins by saying, "If his sons forsake my law," and then continues with, "I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging." Okay, a good flogging for being a sinner seems fair. But before we leave this verse, let’s establish whose sons we’re talking about here. This is about King David. So it was David's sons. "If [David's] sons forsake my law, there will be a flogging." Now Jesus was called the Son of David, and He took a flogging at the cross. But here's the thing... He didn't forsake the law. Jesus was innocent. He was punished for the breaking of the LAW, even though no sin could be found in Him. You see, He took this punishment for others. There was a punishment to come, but when we receive Him, He calls us righteous—a righteousness that comes from God, to all who will believe in Him. And now, the Holy Spirit and the Word of God remind us to do what is right. Obeying the whole law is quite impossible for us, so God created another way. He sent His son, who did it all for us, and you can receive what He did for you by just believing in Him.

Pastor Jason Anderson
Living Word Bible Church
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