By Helen Rogers
“After this Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst:” John 19:28.
Jesus taught concerning His coming and death in the Law. He said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.” Matthew 5: 17.
‘I thirst’ was spoken between noon and three p.m. while Jesus hung on the cross. They were spoken to fulfill what the Psalmist had recorded.
“They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink” Psalm 69:21. “My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws” Psalm 22:15. These words were said to fulfill the scripture. He didn’t mention the other physical conditions but focused on the reasons He came to earth.
What are we thirsting for today? We are to comprehend with all Saints and know how to comfort the feeble-minded. Have we learned to give thanks from our hearts in everything?
Are we practicing holy living every day? We are to treat others as we want to be treated. Are we there yet?
We must thirst after these things to fulfill the scriptures. We must not thirst for natural things, but that the Bible may be fulfilled in our lives.
Evangelist Helen Rogers, God’s House of Praise and Worship, www.seasons-of-life.com