Today is Good Friday! Take time today to think through what Good Friday stands for.
- Today we remember Christ’s death on the cross. Read Matthew 27 for the story. The first Good Friday was not an easy day for our Lord. He was wrongfully tried, convicted, and sentenced in one day. He is the blameless man, declared guilty by a group of guilty men who think they’re blameless. It’s probably not wise for me to criticize too much since I would have found Him guilty too if I were there.
- But at the same time, at the right time, God offered His Son on the cross, in our place, so that we can be reconciled, forgiven, and made His children. We would fail in our knowledge if we merely think Jesus death an unjust action. From a human perspective it is unjust. But from the Lord’s perspective, it is justice. For the blameless man, stood in our place, and bore the wrath sinners deserve. Therefore He died our death so that we can be reconciled to God. Read Hebrews 9-10:25 today.
- Pray today. Take time today to thank the Lord for His work on the cross. Pray for unsaved family members, coworkers, and other unbelievers in your life. The cross is sufficient to save them. They need salvation. Ask the Lord to give you an opportunity to share the Good News — Christ died for our sins so we can be redeemed.
- Finally, prepare yourself for Sunday. Sunday worship begins Saturday. Prepare your family for Sunday’s worship. Tell them why you attend, sing, listen to Scripture, and hear God’s Word. Remind them you are there to worship the Lord and serve others. Go with the mentality of serving others. You are not there for people to reach out to you, you are there to reach out to others. It’s never another person’s job to love me. It’s my job to love them.
** For some other thoughts on the results of Good Friday, check here: http://www.parkingspace23.com/?p=5069