Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Jeremiah is told by God to take a cup to the nations and the empires of the world and make them Drink up. It's a cup of God's wrath. The other cup we read about today is in John. John describes a different cup of wrath. The senseless Wrath of the crowd that shouted crucify him, the cold wrath of religion, that made their cold calculations that it was better for him to die, and the merciless wrath of the empire that crucified an innocent man. And to everyone's surprise, God willingly drinks from this cup. He absorbed in himself all the evil in the world, all the darkness, all the hatred in order to vanquish this, and every other kind of evil, and even death itself. He took it upon himself, he absorbed it all. And he overcame it all...by His love, in order that he might on that third day, drag us with him through the other side of death and into life. The cup that Jesus willingly drinks is for you and for me, and in it we are offered life. He said, If I be lifted up, I will draw all humanity to myself, out of love, he's drawn us in to the life that he shares with his Father, and the Spirit. We are reconciled by his death, saved by his life. He drinks the cup, and he gives us his life. hallelujah. And the prayer of my own heart today is that I will see what he has done. That I will recognize, like Paul, that I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me in the life that I now live I I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife, my daughters, my son. And that's a prayer that I have for you. May it be so
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