Good Friday should definitely be celebrated! And there are many ways we can commemorate and worship. But do you know how many things you were potentially given on that Friday about 2,000 years ago? These are the reasons we celebrate and commemorate. And notice, I said reasons – plural!
Good Friday – Remember!
Galatians 3 says Christ became the curse for us. What curse? Paul mentions the curse of the Law. That is due to the fact that no one can keep it. He then makes the larger connection to the curse of sin. And what was cursed because of sin? Multiple things…
One result of sin was the pain of childbirth. You can see that in Genesis 3:16. Jesus became the curse, in its entirety, in order to entirely redeem us from it. Think about that! There is no aspect of the curse of sin that Jesus did not bear. And I know what you’re thinking:
He’s lost his mind! Jesus was a man and never had any kids. That can’t be true.
Not so fast! I have not, and will not, join with those who are gender confused. But I will believe and point you to the truth of Scripture. We read in Hebrews 2:9-10 –
But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.
The pain and suffering of the Cross and all that accompanied it was for the purpose of bringing many sons to glory! That’s you and me if we are believers. Christ endured more pain than any single birth ever caused. He met this aspect of sin’s curse on Man. That is cause for us to celebrate Good Friday!
Sharing Good Friday
It may surprise you to find how He met the other aspects of sin’s curse. Here are some links to other posts.
They address other aspects of sin’s curse that were addressed and satisfied by Jesus’ death on the cross.
Finally, please share these posts with friends or put them on social media. They are great sources of encouragement for Christians, but you’ll also find them to be useful tools in the task of Equipping For Life.
Soli Deo Gloria!