Although each Gospel book has a different take on the event, the CIT is: THERE WAS A RESURRECTION!
12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
When police detectives take statements from eye-witnesses, variance is not only expected, it’s mandatory. If the stories are too close, a rehearsing of the stories is suspected.
In the case of the resurrection, variance is exactly what we have. Were there two women or more? One angel or two? Inside or outside the tomb? The main point of EVERY statement given is that JESUS IS RISEN!
You are probably wondering how the resurrection connects with our Proverbs verse. Consider this: If you went through everything the Father did to reconnect with mankind and then were snubbed, how would you feel? If rising from the dead, AFTER prophesying that you would, people still chose to reject the TRUTH, wouldn’t you be angry?
People act as though salvation through Jesus is just another choice. Well, it’s THE choice. What a person does with Jesus and His resurrection is by far the most important decision we make.
Aren’t we glad that God is a loving God and offers such a wonderful gift of salvation, adoption, and inheritance? Check out these verses:
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:9-10
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2
Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:17
With this great salvation comes great responsibility. We need to have other people in mind who need to receive His salvation. As we think on them, we pray and ask the LORD for opportunity and prompting, either by us or someone else.
Jesus was single-minded: He had us in mind all along. Let’s be just like Him!