Jan 18, 2013
Inasmuch as our Old Testament lesson belongs to Jesus, it belongs to us in and through him. We are able to say, in Christ, that the judgment against us has been removed. We are able to say, in Christ, that our enemies have been removed. As the letter to the Hebrews expresses it, Christ has “deliver[ed] all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery” (2:15). We are able to say, in Christ, that God is present to us. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). We are able to say, in Christ, that God exults over us, that he quiets us by his love, and sings over us with loud singing. In Christ, as adopted brothers and sisters of Christ, we may claim the Father’s words as our own: “You are my beloved son and daughter; with you I am well pleased.”
me, attempting a Christological reading of Zephaniah 3
My name is Wesley Hill. I am an assistant professor of New Testament at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

This is my commonplace book and sometime-journal.

I blog at SpiritualFriendship.org.

My book is here: Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality.

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