Looking for Glory in all the wrong places.


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Walk in Wisdom – Gleanings from Scripture
Today’s Readings Mar. 22/06 : Matt. 27:45-56; Romans 14; Psalm 69:1-18; Deut. 27-28

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Walk in Wisdom – Gleanings from Scripture

The following two verses, are among the most enigmatic in all of Scripture –
Matt. 27;52 “The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who
had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and coming out of the tombs after his
resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.” Postulations
and explanations abound. With such remarkable events as these, we almost
instinctively grasp for ways to understand them. How we wish for more data to
examine. We come away puzzled as to why the Bible would be so completely
silent on what is so extraordinary as to capture our attention for certain. But is
that not in and of itself the necessary observation? The very fact that the
Scripture takes absolutely no pains whatsoever to fill in the blanks and inform
us in greater detail over these appearances of the resurrected saints is of great
moment. The silence tells us – that even the most extraordinary of miracles is
nothing at all to be considered or inquired into in light of the eternal importance
of Christ’s death! How quick we are to run after obscurities and curiosities in the
very face of the Death of the Son of God for sin! Christ is crucified! What is the
resurrection of a few mortals in comparison to this? Nothing! It is to be barely
mentioned and then passed over. God’s wrath has been poured out upon His
Spotless Lamb. Sin has found its remedy in the blood of the Savior. Man has an
Intercessor, a Substitute, a Propitiator for all who will believe. Hell and death
have met their end. Wickedness is being all undone. Forgiveness of sins can be
announced to the world as available to all who will come. Imputed
righteousness awaits those who flee to His side for forgiveness and grace.
Eternal life may be had by all who die their death with Him by faith. The veil has
been rent. The Son of God has entered into the Holy of Holies for us. The way
has been made for us to enter in behind Him. He has gone on before us as our
Mighty Captain. And we would rather muse over who the saints were, what they
might have said – and what happened after. Fools! Look to Christ! There, and
there alone, is salvation.

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