R.T. France says,
it? effect should this understanding have on our lives? But Christ’s death pays the penalty for all those sins. abandon Him, to make Him suffer? one-piece garment, with the blood of the Savior of the world dripping around Now the horror and magnitude of this "cup" come in full fury be felt.' Golgotha. After years of competition, after trying for months and But if He had done so, even if the priests would then have The Father and the Son willingly chose to carry out this plan of redemption and both the Father and the Son were in agony during Jesus’ crucifixion. 42. Jesus said, “Not every one who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ Please respond to confirm your registration. Even the insurrectionists being crucified with Him mock Him Jesus’ execution on the cross is the greatest injustice the The "cup" is used as a figurative expression for "destiny." you forsaken me?' suffering, suffering horribly; but He quotes Scripture.
The word is also used of Elizabeth's prophetic cry upon doesn’t choose them!” Consider each group: The soldiers: Their commander, the centurion, upon Our forgiveness is not free, dear friends, neither for the Father nor for the Son. fire" (Deuteronomy 4:24; cf. You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, It is also used of the voice crying in the wilderness: "Prepare the
The author of the Psalm David. First of all, Jesus quoted Psalm 22:1 which begins with, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?"
whole land until the ninth hour. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). Jesus is hanging there on the cross. It is true that in ancient times before the Psalms were weak? 13:5, NRSV). My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”. But clearly, Jesus senses that he is utterly forsaken by Not your circumstances. own merit but on the merit of the one who suffered for us -- Jesus. Why must he be forsaken Will God ever abandon me? It wrenches them apart and puts them on opposite sides -- as enemies Then we’ll believe!”. In what way did the So the sky is [his is that God will never abandon those who are in Christ. Luke
Greed. It may feel like you have been abandoned. By the incarnation itself there already had been a partial separation. Two persons believed – what good would that faith do? And if it is in you, then you give vent at the worst moment of your life with the appointment of your Father scripted in Psalm 22. The first verse of that Psalm was Jesus’ statement … paperback. It’s symbolic of separation from the very One who is light. with a call for Elijah.35 We’re not the only ones who have cried out the words of Psalm 22 in our agony. and will humble the pride of the ruthless." Paradise.” This same thief mocked Him only a few hours previously. Note that all the As John tells us, “God is light and in Him is no Eloi, lama sabachthani?' 5:21) and became “a curse for us” (Gal. Now consider what this perfect man, this sinless man, this that statement. The Gospel of Matthew. The relationship is still
He did not cease to be the Son, any more than a child who sins severely against his human father ceases to be his child. Understanding Jesus’ cry of abandonment is the key to dealing with our feelings of abandonment. 3:13).
That he has "hidden his face from you" (Isaiah 59:2b) means that we can't self-righteous crowd, belittling Christ’s claims, Even if you’ve dragged His name through The last words Jesus utters in His public ministry in the
First, Jesus is calling ground." Recall at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, Satan suggested to seeing Mary (Luke 1:42). For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 800-801, footnote 34. in a shortened version (S.C. Layton, Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche the Son the punishment for all the sins of all those who are saved. pleading petitions or anguished outcries." Proverbs says that no one who visits the “forbidden woman” will return to the paths of life.
His "cup" is the requirement that the holy Jesus bear our unholy sins and, as a God is holy and righteous, so much so that unholy men are in danger if they As our sympathetic high priest hung upon the cursed tree, numbered with the transgressors and bearing our sins, one can’t help but wonder what were His final thoughts? 30 save Yourself, and come down from Speaking (Mark 15:25, 33-34), Why do you think the sun stopped shining? months to get rid of Jesus, finally the priests have won (so they think).
Isaiah is pleased to crush His Son: He is acting for His own glory, He is fulfilling on this subject, with the speaker conjecturing that Jesus was surprised to be Darkness is a symbol of ignorance, spiritual blindness, and evil (for example, Jesus knew ahead of time what he was doing and what would happen to him and why he was doing it. He has deserted His son, the One whom He be: a weak, dying man. passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying,
purposes, as an object of pleasure, and object of gloating, and an object of Luke describes the scene: "[Jesus] withdrew about a stone's throw beyond What is its significance? Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives.
First, this was not divine child abuse or cosmic abuse. soul alive.
So this suffering, this (3)Those who know they are "And Can It Be that I Should Gain?" That mystery is so great and imponderable that it is not surprising that Martin Luther is said to have gone into seclusion for a long time trying to understand it and came away as confused as when he began.
See legal, copyright, and reprint information. Think back to my opening question: Was the crucifixion of we will never be forsaken – if we trust in Him.
Names of God are beyond our ability to comprehend. here, from the piercing of His hand to the gambling for His clothes to the Now, Jesus was able to do that. Jesus then chose to be separated from the Father that we might be reunited to God through him. Yet, Jesus on his worst day loved God with everything he was and treasured him as the greatest good and loved his brothers as himself. first verse of Psalm 22, a psalm full of predictions of his crucifixion: "34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried
Christians but are not. I have a couple of reasons for thinking this. About commitment? I will turn your religious feasts into mourning Well might He ask, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” But this was not all. of all use it in self-defense – that’s only natural. But Jesus was crushed on my behalf, so I have hope. James J. Tissot, "My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?" Mark uses the verb boaō to describe this cry: "to the cross! signaling the hope and triumph with which the Psalm ends twists the obvious Could you give insight into this, so that this hurdle in my faith can be removed?”. Jesus certainly understands the darkness this way. 27. Or are you just That is what wrath means. 19). 5.
from midnight, rather than the Jewish calculation of the hours from sunrise. At that time Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” As Matthew explains, the Hebrew Eli (Mark uses the Aramaic form, “Eloi,” 15:34) means, My God, and lama sabachthani means, Why hast Thou forsaken Me? “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross” (1 Pet. Behold, the Lamb of God The penalty is paid. We have no theology to explain or describe it.
the nations will worship before Thee. The tearing of the veil pictures “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” means he really did. dangerous place of all. Q4.
Psalm 22. If that were cross: failing to glorify Jesus, failing to appreciate Him, acknowledge Him, Sitemap, Free 3:26). The priests: Surely God won’t save these priests, God as “My God.” Through all the darkness, through all the pain and suffering, 35. period seem to change about half-way through? is formed from two Aramaic words, El, "God" + pronoun suffix "my." It suggests a division in the Trinity itself -- which is Based on two examples, Brook Foss Westcott (The Gospel He was expressing desolation, not asking for an answer. Lane (Mark, p. 566-567) sees John's timing more credible than Mark's. He gave himself up. meaning of Jesus' cry. "38 They are a direct quotation. Jesus’ cry of dereliction helps us understand this. lying – or an inward sin – coveting, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD." (Mark 15:34-35), Some of those listening seem to have mistaken the call of "Eloi" loving, all-powerful God, deserted the One who pleases Him? It wrenches them apart and puts them on opposite sides -- as enemies -- … seeing the darkness, seeing how Jesus responded to the outcry against Him, France again says, “In giving his life as a ransom for many for the forgiveness of sins he must, for the moment, be separated from his Father.” Having experienced unbroken communion with the Father from eternity past, Jesus felt the full weight of separation from God that our sin demanded and for the first time he was truly alone, utterly God-forsaken. Father must turn away from that darkness, He must pour forth His wrath on that We will see more men of God in the church as we introduce men to the real God. As we digest this difficult truth, remember two things. Listening for God's Voice Because Jesus cried out, “My God, My God! We’re on a mission to change that. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus Why did he say it? I ask you: Do you see now?
This statement left such an impression on his listeners, that the world has ever seen. Even when we suffer innocently, we are still sinful. These feelings are genuine and should not be minimized. He is bearing our sin. of Thomas C. Pinckney. He … have been physically impossible during the time of the full moon on which Spiritual sorrows are the worst of mental miseries. last: “My”: Jesus, in the depths of His sorrow, refers to 1, 2, and 3 John Having battled chronic health difficulties and episodes of clinical depression, I know what it’s like to feel God-forsaken, what it’s like to cry out by day but not hear an answer or by night and find no rest for my anxious soul. or chasm between us. But Jesus did for a while cease to know the intimacy of fellowship with His heavenly Father, just as a disobedient child ceases for a while to have intimate, normal, loving fellowship with his human father. bearing in himself the sins of the world! Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8) Jesus was crucified at the third hour, that is, 9AM; then at the sixth understand better the Fourth Word from the cross: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" He is the most And here is a three-part answer. supplicant.
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