It Is Finished

Once: by one man’s pen;

Twice: God ends sin.

I came up with this riddle based on a verse out of the Book of Revelation. It was presented to a fellow believer in the hopes of picking his brain. Also in hopes that he might be able to see what God gave me. Little did I know that it would be used to teach me a truth.

God is working on my pride. Not an easy lesson but one still vital and quite necessary for my Christian growth. Many times the wound is deep as pride is centered around the “I”. This lesson was important on many levels but I will stick with the truth I gleaned.

Once – Adam, first human/man.

By one man’s pen – sin, enslavement, bondage to self.

Twice – second Adam or Christ.

God ends sin – John 19:30, “It is finished”.

Honestly I never thought that my riddle would be so deep, but God knew I needed a different lesson than the one I originally viewed. God used it as a tool to open my eyes, via the Believer, so I could learn more about him. Isn’t that just one of the coolest things about God? He uses fellow Christians to open our eyes to his knowledge. Praise God he does and praise God he has ended sin!

Grace and peace, James

*Scripture from ESV, Crossway Publishing, 2001

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