I’ve often wondered about this growing up.
If Jesus died on that particular day, then why would that be good?
On a side note, this is not a blog about whether or not it really happened on a Friday. It probably didn’t as many Bible scholars would claim. But that’s not our topic.
Back to our topic … why Good Friday?
When Jesus was crucified, there were several statements he was declaring.
One of which was “It is finished.” (John 19:30)
Now because this was a marketplace term (tetelestai in Greek), people probably were looking around if there was a transaction going on… or buying or selling of goods… or an exchange of items… or something of that sort.
How come? That term meant “PAID IN FULL.”
Now if Jesus blurted this out referring to himself being the ‘payer’, who then is the one in debt?
That would be me… and you.
All my greed and yours, all my lust and yours, all my pride and yours, all my immorality and yours…fornication, murder, addictions, adultery, dishonoring parents, dishonoring God… the list goes on and on and on.
Those, he paid for in full by his death on the cross.
If he paid it in full, how much of our debt we need to try to pay for?
Silly question but it’s interesting how people still do the very thing that seems silly.
We pay for something already paid in full. How?
By trying to follow the list of commands given in the Scriptures thinking it can save us or make us more saved (if that were even possible).
What’s so good about Good Friday?
He paid a debt He didn’t owe because I owed a debt I couldn’t pay!