Is it difficult for you to see God’s grace in the middle of what appears to be a disaster? If you place yourself in the shoes of Christ’s followers at His death, burial, and resurrection, they do not see grace. Micah Tyler’s song “I See Grace” inspired me to consider what Christ’s followers saw instead.
Join me as we consider the curse they saw in God’s most tremendous expression of grace.
In this episode, I discuss the following:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Consult an outside resource
- Consider the opposite
- The free one-page PDF Episode Guide to guide your study – Episode 462 Download
- The empty tomb with the stone rolled away – Mark 16:1-8
- The curse we’re under without Christ and the curse Christ became – Galatians 3:10-14
- The crushing curse for disobeying any of God’s commandments – Deuteronomy 28
- “We cannot begin to grasp the significance of the cross or the full measure of the love of God without first having some idea of the biblical concept of the curse.” – R. C. Sproul “God’s Love: How the Infinite God Cares for His Children” – Amazon Paid Link
- Considering God’s blessing as the opposite of God’s curse – Numbers 6:22-26
- Unpacking Numbers 6:22-26 in Episode #330
- If the blessing is God’s nearness, then the curse is measured in terms of God’s distance
- A picture of the scapegoat in Leviticus 16:20-22
- The camp symbolizes where the presence of God dwelt
- The wilderness symbolizes outer darkness
- Considering the details of Christ’s death as it relates to the practice of the scapegoat
- How Christ had to endure the full measure of the curse
- Unpacking Isaiah 53 in Episode #370
- God was pleased with the redemptive work of Christ
- God’s forsaking of His Son, though necessary, was temporary
- Luke 23:46
- Acts 2:29-33
We look at the cross and see grace. The people of Jesus’ day would have seen a curse.
Enjoy the official lyric video of the song below.
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- My new favorite Bible Study Software – Logos Bible Software Affiliate Link
This Week’s Challenge
Take this opportunity to read the crucifixion and resurrection accounts in all four gospels. Then head over to Deuteronomy to consider the magnitude of our curse without Christ. As you look into the empty tomb and see the stone rolled away, meditate on the immeasurable grace on display and worship.