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Jesus was in the grave. Is all hope lost?

By Elizabeth Prata

Jesus was dead and in the tomb. Wrapped, anointed with spices, mourned. The rock has sealed the tomb. Is all hope lost? NO!

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. (Psalm 16:10)

His precious head born of a virgin and laid in a manger, now laid in a tomb. Mourned by the mother who bore Him and by grieved His beloved disciples. Will He be left to moulder and rot? Eventually forgotten? Was this Him, or will there be another to come?

No! never let it be so! The precious flesh of our incarnated Immanuel, He shall never see corruption or decay. How pure He is, How perfect. How incorruptible!

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. (Psalm 16:10)

Spurgeon from The Treasury of David-

Verse 10. Our Lord Jesus was not disappointed in his hope. He declared his Father’s faithfulness in the words, “thou wilt not leave my soul in hell,” and that faithfulness was proven on the resurrection morning. Among the departed and disembodied Jesus was not left; he had believed in the resurrection, and he received it on the third day, when his body rose in glorious life, according as he had said in joyous confidence, “neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” Into the outer prison of the grave his body might go, but into the inner prison of corruption he could not enter. He who in soul and body was pre-eminently God’s “Holy One,” was loosed from the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. This is noble encouragement to all the saints; die they must, but rise they shall, and though in their case they shall see corruption, yet they shall rise to everlasting life. Christ’s resurrection is the cause, the earnest, the guarantee, and the emblem of the rising of all his people.

Sunday is coming! The Rock will rise!

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