Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The Christocentric Word

Continuing on with our Christocentric Analysis....

I came across two other Christocentric verses:

1 Peter 2:9 - But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

The word 'Possession' points us to the idea that a price has been paid. This is truly an honor and a humbling fact that our God had to pay a price to buy us. We are special to God, He loved us so much He paid that price. From Revelation 5:9, we can clearly see that, that price was Jesus's life; He gave His life on the cross so that we can be His. The above verse summarizes the promises and messages core to our faith; doesn't this strengthen us to know that God looks at us as individuals and finds us special!

Psalm 113:3 - From the rising of the sun to the going down of it and from east to west, the name of the Lord is to be praised!

The 'east to west' signifies Jesus' stretched arms. Years before Jesus' existence, the God inspired Psalmist writes about the immeasurable extent of His love and His kingdom. East and west are directions, this could symbolize God showing us the right direction to walk in through His sacrifice; east and west are also the opposite extremes which could be an extended metaphor for our sinful past and us being renewed into holy being in Christ. There are clues all over the Bible, even in the Old Testament that lead us towards the core message of God's love on the cross. This dawned on me after listening to a truly moving song...

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