Sunday, April 05, 2015

Davis: the victory of God

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
After the suffering of his soul,
    he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.
    —Isaiah 53:10-11 (NIV)
    In the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, we see God’s decisive victory not only over death but over all God’s other enemies as well. In that one climactic event, we see the certainty that someday, in the kingdom of God, there will be no more violence, war, jealousy, or death... These forces are still alive and at work in the world, but because of the victory that God won at Easter, their doom is certain. One day death will die.
    ... Stephen T. Davis, Risen Indeed, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1993, p. 200-201 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 53:10-11; Hos. 13:14; Rom. 6:9; 1 Cor. 15:53-54; 1 Thess. 4:14; Rev. 21:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are the Light of the world.
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