Sometimes people talk about the death of Christ as if it were only a tragedy. It was that but it was so much more. Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Revelation 13:8 (ESV)
8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.
“The seizure and crucifixion of the Lord Jesus was something more than the frenzied act of those who hated Him without a cause. The cross of Christ was according to ‘the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God’ (Acts 2:23). Herod, Pontius Pilate, the Gentiles and Jews only did ‘whatsoever’ God’s hand and counsel ‘determined before to be done’ (Acts 4:28). Christ was the Lamb ‘Without blemish and without spot, who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world’ (I Peter 1:20). Yes, the Lord Jesus was marked out for sacrifice from all eternity. He was, in the purpose of God, ‘the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world’ (Revelation 13:8).” [Arthur W. Pink, Gleanings in Genesis II, (Chicago: Moody Press, 1922), p. 20-21]