For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (Rom. 1:16-18)
When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit (John 19:30). Octavius Winslow said of this passage, “There never existed but one Being who in truth could affirm of His work — “It is finished!” Incompleteness and defect trace the most vast, elaborate and accomplished products of human genius and power.” John Flavel comments, “In that one word is contained the sum of all joy, the very Spirit of all Divine consolation.” A.W. Pink said it was the cry of jubilation. Our beloved Spurgeon said it was, “…an ocean of meaning in a drop of language.” But what exactly was finished on the cross? Listen along and find out about the glorious finished work of Christ, a work of love!