Lord’s Day, June 14, 2020

Deuteronomy 29:1-29; Amos 7:1-8:14; Luke 15:11-32

When I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. Lam. 3:8
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. Psalm 22:2

Jeremiah prayed from the depths of his sorrow because God’s people had turned away from Him and even the most earnest of prayers on their behalf would not reverse God’s intent to judge them. But as we turn to Calvary, we hear the Lord Jesus cry a somewhat similar prayer, but in this case, the reason the Heavens were silent was because He was bearing our sins in His body on the tree. God’s righteous judgment, reserved for us, was exhausted upon the sinless Saviour instead. —W. H. Burnett

Because the sinless Saviour died, my guilty soul is counted free.
For God the just, is satisfied, to look on Him and pardon me.—Bancrof