What is the Bible all about?

“Jesus” (Luke 24:27, 44-47)

“-Jesus is the true and better Adam; Who passed the test in the garden and whose obedience is now imputed to us
-Jesus is the true and better Abel; Who though innocently slain has blood now that cries out not for our acquittal, not for our condemnation but for our justice
-Jesus is the true and better Abraham; Who answered the call of God to leave all of the comfortable, familiar home; And go out into the void not knowing where He went to create a new people of God
-Jesus is the true and better Isaac; Who is not just offered by His Father but sacrificed by His Father; And when God said to Abraham, ‘now I know you love me because you did not withhold your only Son whom you love from me.’ Now we can say to God, ‘now we know you love us because you did not withhold your only begotten Son from us.’
-Jesus is the true and better Jacob; Who wrestled and took the blow of justice we deserved, so we, like Jacob, only receive the wounds of grace to wake us up and discipline us
-Jesus is the true and better Joseph; Who at the right hand of the King forgives those who betrayed and sold Him and uses His new power to save them
-Jesus is the true and better Moses; Who stands in the gap between the people and the Lord and who mediates a new covenant
-Jesus is the true and better Rock of Moses; Who, struck with the rod of God’s justice, now gives us water in the desert
-Jesus is the true and better Job; The truly innocent sufferer who then intercedes for us and saves His stupid friends
-Jesus is the true and better David; Whose victory becomes His people’s victory even though they never lifted a stone to accomplish it themselves
-Jesus is the true and better Esther; Who didn’t just risk losing an earthly palace but lost the ultimate heavenly one; Who didn’t just risk losing life, but it cost His life to save His people
-Jesus is the true and better Jonah; Who was cast out in the storm and the deep so that we could be brought in
-Jesus is the Real Passover Lamb, innocent, perfect, helpless, slain so the angel of death will pass over us
-Jesus is the true Prophet, the true Priest, the true King, the true Temple, the true Sacrifice, the true Lamb, the true Light, and the true Bread.”

-Sinclair Ferguson

Comments are closed.