John Lesson 26 Day 5

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 John Lesson 26 Day 5

John 19:38-42

Jesus’ body anointed and laid in a new tomb.

12. Jesus’ body anointed and entombed fulfilling prophecy.

When Jesus was a child, wise men saw and followed a star that they knew was a prophetic sign that led them to the place where the Jesus was. “When . . .they saw the child with Mary his mother, they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.” of Matthew 2:9-11

Again at the end of Jesus’ life in a human body, rich men came with about 75 pounds of burial spices—”a mixture of myrrh and aloes.” They wrapped his body in a clean linen shroud.  (Matthew 27:57-60 ESV)

Fulfilled prophecy—”He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man’s grave.” (Isaiah 53:9 NLT)

Two rich men prepared Jesus’ body for burial. (See John Lesson 26 Day 4) The new tomb belonged to Joseph of Arimathea. “It was important that Jesus was buried in a new tomb because as some suggest, “If they buried him in an old tomb, the Jews would say that he had touched the bones of some prophet or other holy man, and so came to life.” (Spurgeon) (See 2 Kings 13:21 where this actually occurred.)

“The burial spices and preparations protected His holy body from decay; as it was said in Psalm 16:10 You will not allow Your Holy One to see decay.” (David Guzik) By preparing the body with spices and leaving him in a tomb, they demonstrated that Jesus was truly dead. “The quantity of one hundred Roman pounds (about 75 lbs. US) revealed both Nicodemus’s wealth and appreciation of Jesus.” (Tenney)

13. Wise men and woman still worship Him.

How often as humans we fail to adequately treasure special family members or others until it is too late.

These two wealthy men went to extravagant lengths to remove the nails from Jesus’ hands and feet, clean his beaten and bruised body, wrap him with clean linen and spices, and lay his body in a new tomb—all after it appeared to be too late. {Although a proper burial was very important in their culture.]

Every Easter we remember the horrific sacrifice Jesus made for us. For me. My love and worship of him should be no less extravagant.

Because He lives, it is never too late.

 


My answers to BSF study fellowship questions on John Lesson 26 Day 5