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In Jesus we meet the true and perfect advocate that we need. He stands between us and the Father as a High Priest - fully human for our need and fully God for obedience.
Why then was Christ buried? Why does Paul say it is of first importance? How does Christ’s burial comfort the believer? What blessings are given to us to enjoy? Herman Witsius writes, “…Christian piety requires us to improve it for our own benefit, by holy meditation,” (The Apostles’ Creed, p. 117). How can we better make use of and celebrate Christ’s burial for our benefit? How does frequent meditation on His burial motivate and form our faith on a daily basis? I want to give you seven truths concerning Christ’s burial, which highlight its paramount importance for our faith and the gospel blessings that it sets forth for us to enjoy.
There is an amazing future awaiting God's people. What the Father intended has been broken by our sin, so at present we live in a mixed setting. But because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, we have a hope that changes our life, even in this broken world.
With the dominion of God thrown off, we quickly go from blessing to curse to murder. And that is just the beginning. Outside of the garden, there are two family lines, two family names, two family cultures. Each family culture makes a name that we leave behind.
With the dominion of God thrown off, Adam and Eve immediately feel the brokenness of their relationships: guilt before God, shame about themselves and blame toward each other. In the act of judgment God gives what they asked for sent the out of the place of blessing. While this is not Eden anymore, it can still be good.
Who are we that you would even think about us, O God?