Re:Verse passage – John 19:1-30 (day four)
“It is finished!” These words seem to close a very sad event, but it is a wide-reaching statement. God had a plan for the redemption of man from the beginning of time. The prophets foretold the work of Christ for centuries before it happened. Jesus’ assignment from the Father had been to live a sinless life and die for the sins of man on the cross. When Jesus said, “it is finished”, He meant all of it…He had completed everything that He was supposed to do! Even down to the sour wine at the end, Jesus was perfectly obedient.
When we walk in obedience, are we careful to walk in full obedience? Do we do everything God asks us to do or do we go for just a majority? Are we just concerned with tipping the scales toward obedience and calling it good? Jesus’ life was a life of obedience, growing out of a deep love. It was actually a celebration when He said “it is finished!” Will you be able to say that at the end?