The Finished Work of the Cross

by | May 20, 2022

The Finished Work of the Cross I Daily Walk Devotion

When you reflect on what Christ did for you on the cross, you start to consider the gravity of the event. He took your place and took the penalty of your sin. After it was all done, He declared to His Father and the world, “It is finished.” Then He willingly gave up His spirit and died. The finished work of the cross impacts your life in ways you can’t comprehend.

JOHN‬ ‭19:30

“Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.”

Accomplished Work

Jesus said several things on the cross, but the most profound is when He says, “It is finished.” If there ever was a thunder, lightning, and earthquake moment, it was after he said those words. He had accomplished everything His Father had sent Him to do. Your sins had been atoned for, and new life was now possible. Access to God, which was destroyed in the Garden, was restored, and now you can boldly approach the throne.

Shouldered All of the Pain

The sour wine was often used as an anesthetic to help ward off the pain while hanging on the cross. Jesus didn’t want to have anything to help Him with the pain, and He didn’t need to prolong His death because it was imminent. Jesus shouldered all of our sins by taking all the abuse and punishment the Jews and Romans could throw at Him. He didn’t use anything to alleviate the pain.

The Finished Work of the Cross

The finished work of the cross is available to everyone who calls on the name of the Lord. When we submit ourselves to the saving grace, the work of the cross goes to work, and our debt is paid and our eternal destination secured. Let the finished work of the cross do its work in your heart. You will feel the peace that comes over your spirit. The Love of Jesus will be poured into your heart by the Holy Spirit, and joy will permeate every fiber of your being.