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Example 1-Of how the Old Testament is cited in the New

Arthur PinkIn Matthew 8:16, we are told that on a certain occasion Christ “healed all that were sick,” and then under the guidance of the Holy Spirit the evangelist added, “that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet [namely in 53:4], saying, Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses.” Such a use of that Messianic prediction is most illuminating, intimating as it does that it had a wider signification than the making of atonement for the sins of His people, namely that during the days of His public ministry Christ entered sympathetically into the condition of the sufferers, and took upon His spirit the sorrows and pains of those to whom He ministered, that His miracles of healing cost Him much in the way of compassion and endurance. He was personally afflicted by their afflictions. Christ began His mediatorial work of removing the evil which sin had brought into the world by curing those bodily ailments which were the fruits of sin, and by so doing shadowed forth the greater work He was to accomplish at the cross. The connection between the one and the other was more plainly indicated when He said alternatively to the sick of the palsy,

“Thy sins be forgiven thee” and “arise, take up thy bed and go unto thine house” (Matthew 9:2,6).

Arthur W. Pink-Interpretation of the Scriptures

  1. March 31, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Love Pink’s body of work!

  2. March 31, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

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