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September 7, 2021

Christ Was Buried in Honor

Luke 23:50 And behold, there was a man named Joseph, who was a member of the Council, and a good and righteous man (51) (This man had not consented to their counsel and action), from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was expecting the kingdom of God. (52) This man came to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. (53) And he took it down and wrapped it in a fine linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb hewn in the rock, where no one had ever lain.

Luke 23:50-56 speaks of the burial of the Man-Savior. After the Lord accomplished His all-inclusive death, His situation of suffering immediately changed into an honorable one. He was buried by Joseph of Arimathea, a rich man of high rank (Matt. 27:57). Joseph took down the body of Jesus and "wrapped it in a linen cloth, and placed Him in a tomb hewn in the rock, where no one had ever yet been laid" (Luke 23:53). This was for the fulfillment of Isaiah 53:9. In human honor of a high standard the Lord rested on the Sabbath day, waiting for the time to resurrect from among the dead. The Man-Savior was buried in linen with a mixture of myrrh and aloes (John 19:39-40). He was despised on the cross, but He was honored in His burial. The Lord Jesus was buried in a very dignified way. Luke 23:54-56 says, "And it was the day of preparation, and the Sabbath was coming on. And the women who had come together with Him out of Galilee followed after and beheld the tomb and how His body was laid. And they returned and prepared spices and ointment. And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment." This was a real rest to all God's chosen people and even to the entire universe; the Savior had fully accomplished redemption for them all. (c) 2007 Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Luke, pp. 463-464. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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