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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.
When Jesus was born, the wise men brought gifts to baby Jesus. But before they gave these gifts to Jesus, they first knelt before the newborn Christ and worshipped Him. We also should use the gifts God has given us to serve and honor Him. But first, like the wise men, we should offer ourselves to Him in worship.