《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’” (Luk 23:34)
Meditation one: When Lord Jesus was on the cross, the first prayer of the seven sayings of the crucified Lord Jesus was “Father, forgive them”. Whom is this prayer for? Is the prayer just for the Jews and the Romans who crucified Him? No, His prayer is for the entire world, including you and me. This is because all have sinned, and the wages of sin is death. He did not wish that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2Pe 3:9)
Meditation two: What does it mean when the Lord Jesus prayed for the people in this world? He came to the world was not to condemn the world or to bring charge against the world, but that the world should be saved through him. He was nailed on the cross for our sins, showing His love and forgiveness, which is the gospel. Nevertheless we need to learn from the robber who was nailed along with the Lord on the cross and he repented.
Prayer: Abba Father, thank You for the salvation that accomplished the great work on the cross through Jesus. Use me, so I am able to learn to be like You to forgive those who hurt and accused me, and pray for them and bless them. It’s not easy, but You have already promised, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” (Mar 10:27). I pray in the precious name of the Lord Jesus. Amen!