Friday, August 10, 2018

"Look to Calvary"

"Look To Calvary"

     At the very outset of the human race, Satan cast aspersions on the character and nature of God.

     "The serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die, for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil" (Genesis 3:5).

    In other words, "God is withholding something from you that you need and would make your existence better.  He is therefore unjust and He is not good.  Moreover, He is a liar."  Nothing could be further from the truth, as we would expect from the one of whom the Lord Jesus Christ said, "There is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it" (John 8:44).  Sadly, Eve - and subsequently, Adam - did not expect lies from the liar.  Sin and every subsequent human misery resulted.  Moreover, the father of lies continues to enshroud the unsuspecting with darkness regarding the goodness of God.

    The devil lied about a tree.  We believed, yes, we because we were all in Adam when he sinned - "In Adam all die" (I Corinthians 15:22).  Thus, the Lord Jesus had to die on another tree in order to counter the darkness that besmirched the character and nature of God.  Is the Lord good?  Look to Calvary.  Is He true?  Look to Calvary.  Is He the one to be believed?  Look to Calvary.

Look to Calvary, for there you'll see
the truth about God, the truth
about you and me.

The truth about Satan and sin and lies,
the truth about this fallen world,
that removes the guise.

Yes, look to Calvary and the goodness of God,
see the dear Lamb
and the dark path He trod.

Look to Calvary and there you'll see
the beauty of a wondrous Heart
broken for you, broken for me.

Look, look to Calvary!  Look and believe!
Gaze upon the love of God,
hanging on a tree.
Look to Calvary, for there you'll see
the goodness of God,
oh yes, there you will see, there you will see.

Look to Calvary, look to Calvary, look to Calvary...

   The liar lied about a tree.  The Savior died on a tree.  Thankfully, the latter infinitely transcends the former in order to provide redemption for those who believed the lie, but who receive the love, the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  

"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
(II Corinthians 4:6)

Weekly Memory Verse
     Help us, o God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name.
(Psalm 79:9).


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