Bible Verse Of The Day-Friday December 20, 2013

Posted: December 20, 2013 in Daily Devotional
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I find it fascinating that the Bible refers to the cross as a tree. As Jesus hung and died for our sins, He experienced the curse of God’s wrath on our behalf. And as He became a curse for us, He fulfilled the Scripture that declared, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.” The cross and the tree are one and the same from God’s perspective.

Following this prophecy is the declaration that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. This leads us to an interesting question, Where do we go in order to get God’s gift of salvation?

We must go to the tree if we want to receive this incredible gift. It cannot be found anywhere else. Some people want to adopt Jesus as their moral guru or motivational coach, not their Suffering Savior. They want the substance of His sermons, not the severity of His sacrifice. They’re offended by the fact that their sin forced His death. But in order to have Jesus at all, people must accept the fact that He bled and died for their sins on the cross; they must go to the tree.

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