For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Jesus Endured The Rod Of God's Anger - For Us!

Just like Assyria was the rod of God's anger and their hands were God's fury toward sinful Israel because of their rebellion against Him, so likewise, the Roman soldiers were the rod of God's anger and the hand of God's fury toward Jesus on the way to and on the cross because of our sins and rebellion imputed to Him (2 Cor. 5:21):

"Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!" Isaiah 10:5 

"And they were striking his head with a rod and spitting on him" Mark 15:19 

"They came up to him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and struck him with their hands." John 19:3

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

For a more in-depth study of the beatings of Christ and how they relate to other parts of the Old Testament, like the book of Proverbs, see David Wenkel's, Jesus' Crucifixion Beatings and the Book of Proverbs.

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