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Coram Deo: Daily Meditations on God’s Presence - Friday, December 20, 2013

The New and Living Way

Matthew 27:51

It actually does not matter much which curtain was torn, for the tearing of either one can incorporate the meaning of the tearing of the other. Clearly, with the death of Jesus a cataclysmic change happened in the way we approach the Father, as well as with God’s relationship to the temple. It was, John Calvin writes, “an opening of heaven, that God may now invite the members of his Son to approach him with familiarity.” Let us approach Him in prayer this day.

For further study:

Amos 8:7–9

The Bible in a year:

Micah 4–5

For the weekend:

Micah 6–Nahum 3

Coram Deo from TableTalk Magazine, Matthew Studies. Copyright © 2008 by Ligonier Ministries.