New Testament In a Year: June 10 – John 19:23-42


John 19:23-42
(23-27) The Crucifixion
Even as He hung in agony on the cross, Jesus’ mind was on others. He thought about His mother and gave her into the care of His disciple, John.

(28-30) The Death of Jesus
Jesus fulfilled all of Scripture.

(31-37) Jesus’ Side Is Pierced
And in fulfilling Scripture, He fulfilled the will of His Father.

(38-42) Jesus Is Buried
I imagine that Heaven will have the biggest and most beautiful garden ever. God seems to have a “thing” for gardens. The beginning and the tragic fall of humankind happened in the Garden of Eden. Jesus the Christ labored in prayer to His Father and was betrayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus the Christ was buried in the Garden of Golgotha. And, finally, we have the Garden of God in Heaven. Revelation 2:7 says, “To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” The Biblical word for paradise also means garden. According to Dictionary of the Bible, “Paradeisos” is used in the Greek Bible more than thirty times, especially in Genesis, where it means God’s garden or Eden.

In the original Garden of Eden, sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin. In the Garden of Golgotha, sin was overcome through one man, and death was conquered. In the future Garden of God, creation and the Creator will be reunited perfectly again.

Favorite verse: (30) When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.


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