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The Road to Resurrection

God Cannot Look on Sin

by Dr David Jeremiah

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" Matthew 27:46

Recommended Reading Psalm 22:1-2

A young, innocent female character is shocked at something she hears or sees--so she screams and covers her face with her hands as if to say, "Out of sight, out of mind." That's not just an acting gag--it happens in real life all the time. We know when we're looking at something shocking or shameful.

If we occasionally cover our eyes at the sight of sin, think how much more sensitive God's "eyes" must be. We see exactly how sensitive when He turned away from His own Son as He hung on Calvary's cross--the Son who bore in His body the sins of the world. What must the Father have seen and felt when He looked upon His pure and innocent Son who became a sacrifice for all the sins, great and small, of humanity? God turned away from sin and the Sin-bearer, causing Christ to cry out, "Why have You forsaken Me?" The fact that Christ bore your sins means God will never turn away from you. Instead of your sins, He sees only Christ's righteousness.

If you haven't yet exchanged your sins for Christ's righteousness, wouldn't this be a good day to do so?

If you can look on sin without sorrow then you have never looked on Christ. C. H. Spurgeon

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