Re: Verse reading–Matthew 27:32-54 (day seven)

“At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.”–v 51.

I still remember the conversation.  Young man.  Bright.  Youth camp. We were talking about how people dress for worship.  (His normal pattern was shorts and flip flops).

Me–“you wouldn’t dress that way to meet the President of the United States”.

Him —“I would if the President was my Daddy.”

The torn-in-two-temple-veil reflects a similar idea.  What formerly was formal and foreboding was transformed, by the death of Christ, into a warm welcome from God into His presence and help.

We still fear God.  See Proverbs 1:7.  But not in a way that causes us to avoid Him for fear of condemnation.

“He predestined us to adoption as sons.”–Ephesians 1:5. “Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”–Hebrews 4:16.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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