Genesis 18:1-33; Job 21:1-34; Matthew 10:1-23
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:17
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:46
The stark contrast between these two statements of Scripture raises a question. Why would God forsake the Son in whom He had previously declared all His pleasure? Psalm 22:3 provides the answer; “But thou art holy”. God’s holiness required Him to forsake the Son in whom He delighted, punishing Him for your sin and mine. May our hearts overflow with thanksgiving and praise as we remember Him, and the price He paid to secure our salvation. —E. V.
Lord Jesus, we remember the travail of Thy soul,
When thro’ Thy love’s deep pity, the waves did o’er Thee roll. — J. G. Deck