Isaiah 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
Bible prophecy is important. If God fore told something and it did not happen as He said it would, then God and the Bible would be unreliable. Hundreds of years before the crucifixion, Isaiah told of Jesus’ burial. It would be among the wicked and rich.
Matthew 27:57-58, When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.:
Jesus’ tomb was among the tomb of others who had died in sin. This is encouraging in the fact that once again it proves the truth found in the scriptures. God’s word is sure and steadfast. In it we have the words of eternal life.
Why should His burial have such importance in the scripture? Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all tell of the event.
1. In order to be buried, you must first be dead. This is proof that Jesus actually died.
2. The body was properly prepared and anointed for burial.
3. The tomb being sealed made it impossible for His disciples to steal the body away.
4. His death was necessary for there to be a resurrection.
When we think of all the things about Jesus, we often overlook the importance of His death. You see my friends, without Him first dying, we could not have eternal life. We could not be included in the resurrection of the dead, because there would be no resurrection. Today, take some time to reflect on the fact that Jesus, the only begotten of the Father, tasted death for each of us. The just for the unjust! It is all part of God’s ultimate plan for man.
Prayer: Father, thank you for the shedding of blood on the cross. I know my salvation is possible because of Jesus’ sacrifice. Help me to live for Him every day of my life. I love you and praise you for your goodness. In Jesus’ name, amen.