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Christ, crushed by God


In Germany Good Friday is known as ‘Karfreitag’ or Sorrowful Friday. Somehow the somber tone of that seems more fitting to what was at once the best day ever as well as the worst. Whatever you prefer to refer to it as, here’s some thoughts from godly men on the significance of the Christ’s death on the cross:

“Dost thou understand me, sinful soul? He wrestled with justice, that thou mightest have rest; He wept and mourned, that thou mightest laugh and rejoice;
He was betrayed, that thou mightest go free; was apprehended, that thou mightest escape;
He was condemned, that thou mightest be justified; and was killed, that thou mightest live;
He wore a crown of thorns, that thou mightest wear a crown of glory; and was nailed to the cross, with His arms wide open, to show with what freeness all His merits shall be bestowed on the coming soul; and how heartily He will receive it into His bosom?” ~ John Bunyan

“The world’s one and only remedy is the cross.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

“Go to the cross of Christ, all you that want to be delivered from the power of selfishness. Go and see what a price was paid there to provide a ransom for your soul. Go and see what an astounding sacrifice was there made, that a door to eternal life might be provided for poor sinners like you. Go and see how the Son of God gave Himself for you, and learn to think it a small thing to give yourself to Him.” ~ J. C. Ryle

“If I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of self-assured and carnal Christianity whose hands are indeed the hands of Abel, but whose voice is the voice of Cain. The old cross slew men; the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it. The old cross brought tears and blood; the new cross brings laughter.” ~ A. W. Tozer

“If you’re a Christian, you’re not a Christian because when Jesus Christ was on that cross – the Romans and Jews beat Him up. If you’re a Christian – your sins are paid for, because when He was on that tree, He bore the sins of His people. And God, His own Father, crushed Him under the full force of His wrath – all the wrath that should have been poured out on you; God crushed His only begotten Son in your place.” ~ Paul Washer


3 thoughts on “Christ, crushed by God

  1. Amen dear sister! What a day! The remembrance of Christ’s selfless sacrifice strikes home many times a year for me, but this day…is a day when I remember being that worm wriggling around in the manure pile of my sin and rebellion when the holy, sinless, pure and beautiful Son of God reached down and plucked me to his chest.

    My heart aches for putting Him on that cross, but rejoices in the fact that He chose to save me! All Hail King Jesus!

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