• Israel Ekundayo

BE RIGHTEOUS IN JUDGMENT (3)

Updated: Feb 2

Deut 25:1-3 (NIV) When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty.

If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves.

But the judge must not impose more than forty lashes. If the guilty party is flogged more than that, your fellow Israelite will be degraded in your eyes.


Insight and Highlight

The stripes Jesus received are reminders of how a just God-man received injustice from mankind.

Psalm 119:52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.

Insight and Highlight

John 19:1 Then Pilate, therefore, took Jesus and scourged him. Though Scripture does not say how many lashes Jesus received, the popular number, however among many believers and writers is 39.

Under Moses' law, also operative in Roman times, it was deemed that if a flogger were to appropriately administer a punishment, he should be able to kill a man with forty lashes.

It is also generally agreed by believer writers that the reason for the 39 lashes was that the Roman law was also in accordance with Moses' law.

The Roman law also prescribed a safety measure for Roman prisoners constraining the soldiers from killing the prisoners.


Remorse corner

By the "39" stripes we were healed, Is 53:5. They needed to make it 40 to justify Jesus' punishment but with 39 it clearly explained Jesus was unjustifiably punished.


Call to Word action

2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.


The Christian clarion duty

Luke 23:4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.


Prayer

Psalm 103:10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

Lord help me to judge fairly and justly, in Jesus name.


Good morning all and have a blessed day today.


God bless you




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