Through the events of the cross, it is apparent that Jesus came to keep His word!
1. He endured humiliation!
Lk 19:24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
2. He endured mental anguish!
V28-30 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
3. He endured physical pain!
V36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
LESSON - In life and in death, Jesus came in fulfillment of God’s promises to provide an acceptable sacrifice for the payment of sin of all mankind for all time. The fulfillment of those promises is additional proof of his identity as the Son of God and His Messianic office. If God would go to such great lengths to fulfill His promises to us in Scripture, what would lead you to believe that he would not remain faithful to us regarding His remaining promises to us now:
1. Mt 28:20 “Lo, I am with you always even to the end of the world.”
2. Rom 8:28 “And we know that God works all things together for good to them that love God to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
3. 1 Jn 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us of all our sins.”
He remains faithful to you now and forever.