It is Finished

Scripture reading for May 1st:  1st Kings 14-17, John 19

Key Scriptures: John 19:28-30 “After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture),”I thirst.”  A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to His mouth.  When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished.” and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.”  

Jesus, Son of God, Son of David, was obedient unto death on the cross.  He hung there until He had accomplished everything written in Scripture, and then announced the completion of His task.  He gave His life blood and then His spirit.  His heart was fully committed to the Father.

1st Kings 15:11, 14-15 “And Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as David his father had done. . . .But the high places were not taken away.  Nevertheless, the heart of Asa was wholly true to the Lord all his days.  And he brought into the house of the Lord the sacred gifts of his father and his own sacred gifts, silver and gold and vessels.”

Prayer:  Father, thank You for sending Jesus to finish the work of salvation and fulfill Scripture.  Help me to please You and fully commit to You all my days. Amen.

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