Fulfilled

Acts 13:32-41 32And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, 33this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm, “ ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you.’ 34And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way, “ ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.’ 35Therefore he says also in another psalm, “ ‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’ 36For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, 37but he whom God raised up did not see corruption. 38Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, 39and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. 40Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about: 41“ ‘Look, you scoffers, be astounded and perish; for I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you.’” Whenever I read a passage like this my attention is immediately grabbed by the beauty and complexity of God's perffect plan for our salavation. The scope of the biblical narrative is reason enough to give it some serious consideration. As Paul continues his speech befoe the people in the synagogue he masterfully pieces together this wonderful story of God's grace. As he speaks sto this largely Jewish audience he harkens back to the nation's hero, King David. As much as King David was admired he was still rotting in his grave as they remebered him. He died and didn't come back to help them. Jesus on the other hand, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead and did not suffer the degrading of His body in the tomb. The comparison is striking. While David was great, he can no longer help his people. Jesus though, lives again and forever to save us and be with us forever.

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