The Great Exchange (2)
Shame: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God Heb.12:2.
Glory: In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering Heb.2:10.
Rejection: Jesus cried out in a loud voice, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Matt.27:46
Acceptance: to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves (to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved NKJV) Eph.1:6.
Curse: Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree” Gal.3:13.
Blessing: He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit Gal.3:14