Today as we consider the cross, the death of Jesus, the Bible reveals certain items or things that were parted during this event.
Our scripture passage today in the gospel of Matthew identifies four things which are “parted,” or separated at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Each of these items have great application for the world today since they explain why Jesus Christ had to endure such a torturous death.
The Parted Garments – The Shame of the Cross (v34-44)
The Parted Fellowship – The Sorrow of the Cross (v45-49)
The Parted Veil – The Success of the Cross (v51)
The Parted Graves – The Security of the Cross (v51)
1 John 1:1-4; 2 Peter 1:16-21 People wonder why there should be four books at the beginning of the New Testament telling what is essentially the same story.
Why is there not one exhaustive, chronological biography of the Lord Jesus Christ? Why Four Gospels? The answer is very simple: these books were inspired by the Spirit of God and written by His chosen human penmen to meet specific needs.
They were addressed to real people in real situations who needed some specific aspect of the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ to be emphasized to them.