Daily Bible Reading: John 19:23 - 42
Verse of the Day: John 19:30 – “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.”
Τετελεσται. When Jesus died on the Cross, He poured out His life blood once and for all to provide our redemption. He cried out “IT IS FINISHED.” The Greek term used here has it’s root in the word that means completed, finished, the end.
When Jesus spoke this word on the Cross, He was proclaiming that the sacrifice of the Lamb of God was finished, over, complete, once for all. Man need ever offer another sacrifice for the atonement of sin. It is complete. It is done. It is accomplished.
Religion tells us what we need to do to appease God, Christianity tells us that it has been done.
Prayer: Glorious Father, I praise You that my sacrifice to atone for my sin is complete and finished by the work of Your Son upon the Cross. I can come before You because of Him.