Look On Him Whom They Have Pierced (John 19:37-42)

The Gospel of John was written so that all who read would believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (John 20:30-31). We are reading how the events that happened to Jesus in life and in death were the fulfillment of God’s plan and prophecies. The author has established Jesus as our Passover lamb, offered up to set us free from our sins. None of his bones were broken in his death allowing him to be the perfect Lamb of God and indicating future hope of life and resurrection because God is always with his righteous sufferers. In particular, Psalm 34:19-20 prophesied that the Lord would remain with this one Righteous Sufferer, Jesus. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous one, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.” There is one more prophecy the author wants us to examine before he turns to the burial of Jesus.

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