Friday, March 28, 2008

Tetelestai

Tetelestai- the most beautiful Greek word in all of Scripture. Christ uttered this word from the cross after suffering the pains of hell during the three hours of darkness. We know it to mean "It is finished". Why is that beautiful? Redemption had been completed! Christ paid the debt for sin and God's elect were purchased for eternity. The wrath of God upon sin had been satisfied.

This word rings in my ear often, and every time it does I am moved and humbled. Christ- the infinte God-man became a curse to save the likes of me and all those whom God chose to have mercy on. What a God we serve. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

4 comments:

klenza said...

wow!

monte perini said...

IT TRUELY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GREEK WORD IN ALL OF SCRIPTURE. PLEASE VISIT OUR SITE AT www.amariahart.com and view the inspired TETELESTAI CROSS SCULPTURE my wife created.

kindest regards in HIM,

monte perini
amariah art

Sammy said...

Jesus spoke Aramaic, not greek.

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