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Christ Performed My Vows
9/17 Reading Portions: 2 Samuel 13; 2 Corinthians 6; Ezekiel 20; Psalms 66-67
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I will come into Your house with burnt offerings; I will perform my vows to You,
Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, went into the House of God with the burnt offering of His own soul laid upon the altar of the cross. Jesus was the consecration offering, wholly given over as the perfect sacrifice to satisfy God’s holy justice for offenses committed against God as well as for praise and adoration robbed from Him. Christ, the burnt offering, received the full fire of God’s wrath and damnation for sin, though He committed no sin against God; and with every breath, Jesus was the excellent exaltation of the LORD for the praise and honor due His holy name. Jesus Christ had only taken one vow while He was upon the earth (Num 6:2-21), and it came at the end of His earthly ministry whereas He told His disciples He would not drink of the fruit of the vine until He drank it again with them, new in His Father’s kingdom (Matt 26:29). Jesus Christ is performing this vow now while reigning upon His heavenly throne. When He returns, Jesus will have completed this vow; and He will provide the wine for His wedding feast (John 2:4; Rev 19:7-9). Nevertheless, while He walked upon the planet, Jesus needed not to take a single vow because His thoughts, words, and deeds fulfilled the Law and the Prophets immediately, both actively and passively.
Since the day you and I were born, we were on a vow, so to speak, because we were accountable and under obligation to live for a holy Creator. Yet the nature of sin we’ve inherited from Adam made us unable to perform them. Jesus, however, performed them for us. Yes indeed!
“Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of His name; give to Him glorious praise! Say to God, ‘How awesome are Your deeds! So great is Your power that Your enemies come cringing to You.’” Psalm 66:1-3
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Lord Jesus, perfect sacrifice,
The consecrated Lamb:
Whose life and death had paid the price,
Though sinful wretch I am.