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September 9
DAILY READINGS: 1 Kings 1; Jeremiah 9; Ephesians 3
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree. 1 Pet:2:24
Trees feature prominently in the Scriptures. In Eden trees evidenced God's goodness. They were pleasant to the sight and good for food. But in the midst of the garden was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This tree became the symbol of man's iniquity as he disobeyed God's injunction not to eat of it. As a result sin passed upon all men. Humanity had to perpetually bear this curse of sin and a tree became its symbol: "Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree" (Gal:3:13). To redeem man, our Saviour came and was obedient unto death, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree to save us. Jesus Christ took your place on the tree. Do you believe it? —K. C. Ung
Would Jesus have the sinner die? Why hangs He then on yonder tree?
What means that strange expiring cry? Sinners, He prays for you and me.
—Charles Wesley
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