“My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46).
This was the cry of Jesus upon the Cross. It is a direct quotation of Psalm 22:1, the great Messianic Psalm prophesying the suffering of the Christ. Nevertheless, I have always found it hard to comprehend how the Father could forsake the Son; but the answer is that He didn’t forsake the Son of God; He could not; He forsook Jesus the Son of man; the One who bore upon Himself the sins of mankind. It was the son of man who was crucified, not the Son of God who, after all, is part of the Godhead.
“Draw near with confidence to the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace for timely help” (Hebrews 4:16).
The revelation of God is in Christ; He is the Word given to us. It is His revelation, the revelation of Jesus Christ. And it is an unfolding revelation; it is not once only; it is ongoing and never ending and continuous and we must always be pressing in to seek revelation from the throne of grace. We can’t walk in yesterday’s revelation, we have to walk in today’s; it is like the manna, the bread of heaven; that’s what revelation is; it is the bread of heaven sent down to feed God’s hungry people and sustain us and guide us.
Everything of God has to be found new every morning; when the sun goes down the blessings of that day are gone; we can’t put them in the bank and draw on them as we need them over the next month or so. God’s love is new every morning, His grace is new every morning, His mercy is new every morning, the proceeding Word is new every morning. That’s how God’s economy works and that’s why we must go to the throne of grace every morning. He is there waiting for us so that He can equip us with the blessings for the new day. Praise God!
We must seek the manna every day, seek the fresh manna every day – and trust Him to supply. If we do, He will!
“Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it” (Psalm 37:5).