Summary: Some thoughts on the bitter cry of Christ on Calvary - "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
1. FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD IS A VERY PRECIOUS THING
Losing this fellowship is what caused the Lord Jesus such terrible anguish. Fallen man places no value on fellowship with God. How mistaken he is!
2. IT ISN’T WRONG TO ASK WHY
Christ was sinless and yet He asked why.
Why do decent people suffer? Why do wicked people prosper? Why aren’t my loved ones saved? Why do children who have godly parents often rebel against the gospel? Why occurs 261 times in scripture.
3. ONE DAY OUR QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED
John 13:7 “What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.”
1 Corinthians 13:12 “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”
4. WE MUST NEVER FORSAKE CHRIST
He was forsaken so that we might not be forsaken in hell someday. Surely such love demands that we never forsake the Saviour to go back into the paths of sin.
May divine grace keep us from doing so.
Joshua 24:16 “And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods.”