It’s interesting to see how many prophecies Jesus fulfilled. One scholar has stated that Jesus fulfilled 353 prophecies that are found in the Old Testament. Still others are more general, but they indicate that the number of prophecies fulfilled was clearly over 300.
It’s also interesting to see that some of those prophecies had to do with some pretty unique and unusually detailed things. Obscure things, really.
One of those had to do with the disposal of Jesus’ clothes at his death. Who would anticipate that there would be a prophecy about something like that?
Yet, there was such a prophecy. And Jesus fulfilled it perfectly.
What are the chances? Unless, of course, he is who he says he is. Unless this really was the plan of salvation that God had laid out ever since the time Adam and Eve fell into sin. Unless this is just one more piece of evidence that God gave us to show that Jesus is the true Messiah.
One more piece of evidence among more than 300 pieces of prophetic evidence that Jesus is my Savior and yours! One more piece of evidence that all our sins are really, truly forgiven.
When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
“Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”
This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said,
“They divided my clothes among them
and cast lots for my garment.”
So this is what the soldiers did. (John 19:23-24, NIV)
Our Bible reading for Saturday, May 30, is 1 Samuel 26:1 -28:25, John 19:1-27 and Psalm 68:21-27.
Lord, thank you for clearly pointing to your Son, Jesus, through prophecy and assuring me he is the long-promised Messiah. Send me your Spirit so that my faith in Jesus may grow stronger every day.
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