How Much Does God Value You?
APRIL 9—THURSDAY BEFORE EASTER
And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Luke 23:33
Calvary, the spot where Jesus carried our sins to the cross, was also called “Golgotha,” (“the place of the skull,”) because of its skull-like rock formation. This same spot, known also as Mt. Moriah, is where Abraham offered Isaac to God. Did you know that Mt. Moriah, the Temple mount, and Calvary are all on the same limestone ridge? They are all part of the same mountain.
Centuries before Jesus’ birth, God told Abraham, “I want you to take your only son, the son you love, the son of promise, to a place I will show you. Not just any place—a certain place. And there you are to offer your son.” That is the very spot where one day, centuries later, Jesus Christ would be crucified.
For Abraham and Isaac, God provided a ram caught in a thicket as the substitute. On the day when He was crucified, there was no such substitute to spare Jesus Christ—for He IS our Substitute.
Meditate today on what it cost God the Father to sacrifice His only Son on Calvary’s mountain and what it cost the Lord Jesus to be that “ram caught in the thicket” for us. Let what God the Father provided—and what His Son did for you—sink into the deepest part of your heart. “I will praise Him, Praise the Lamb for sinners slain. Give Him glory, all ye people, for His blood can wash away each stain.”
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