Did The Father Change Between the Testaments?
He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all... (Romans 8:32a)
What an unpalatable travesty, that a loving Father should sacrifice His innocent Son!
Justice is an impossible description of that first Good Friday.
A righteous crucifixion beggars all reasonable belief? It destroys any human sense of love or justice.
Did you know God punished Himself too upon that grief-laden Golgotha?
The Father bled. He too was tortured.
Likewise the Father bellowed no vengeance. Instead His mighty right arm reached down through the darkest clouds of all time, forgiveness tattooed in red upon His palm.
There is a simple difference between the angry God of the Old Testament and the loving God of peace in the New Testament:
Jesus has been revealed so we may know the Father better.
No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made Him known. (John 1:18)
The Son of God has invaded the earth.
The love of Heaven has cleansed the earth in red.
Jesus' presence upon earth did not change God. Rather it changed how man sees and knows the Father.
Jesus' death removes God's wrath. He peels back the skies and reveals the Father's eternal intentions of love, mercy, grace and righteousness.
Has God changed between the Testaments - NO!
BUT - He has dealt with our sin by sending Jesus in our place.
The Father visited His wrath for mankind's sins upon Himself too - for Jesus and the Father are ONE.
I (Jesus) and the Father are one. (John 10:30)
Yes - on Calvary Jesus was mercilessly murdered, but so too was the Father.
When Jesus died - Heaven cried!
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Remember voting with the crowd can get you a criminal (Barabbas) over Jesus'. ~ anon
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