Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
Then for three hours nothing was heard. No other utterance was heard from the cross until almost the end. A hush had fallen on the crowd of spectators. No more jeering and mockery was heard.
The people realized somehow that there was far more being done than their evil work. The cross had been taken out of their hands. It had become God’s cross. Already they began to feel that God had come down in his anger to execute judgment on a wicked world, and they prepared to leave that dreadful spectacle, smiting their breasts in despair.
The trial was over, and the hour of execution had come.
“Hoeksema unfolds the sovereign workings of the triune God through his Son and by his Spirit before and at the cross of Calvary, in judgment and in salvation.”—Charles Terpstra in the foreword to the second edition.
All of salvation depends on the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. In this Lenten season take up and read this devotional on God’s amazing judgment and Christ’s amazing obedience.