Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch – The Generation’s Abandonment

Acts 8:33 continues, “justice was denied him [the Servant]“.  The just sentence would have been for Jesus to have been declared not guilty and not received any punishment.  Yet, justice was denied Him so that we might be unjustly pardoned for our sins.

Luke continues to quote in verse 33, “Who can describe his generation?  For his life is taken away from the earth.”  The Hebrew says, “as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living stricken for the transgression of my people” (Isaiah 53:8).  The meaning, then, is that the generation, that is the group of people alive while He was here, was incredible because they all failed to see that the servant was killed for the sins of His people.  Even His people failed to see it.  And given the revelation given to them through Holy Scripture about the Messiah, it was indescribable that no one believed.

If you think about it, it was for the purpose of grace that all forsook Him.  Why?  Because everyone abandoned Him, and in spite of that, He still saved many of them, it was an act of unwarranted favor to ill-deserving and unfaithful sinners.  If some had remained faithful and He saved only them, then it would’ve been a cooperative effort.  But since no one was faithful, we are reminded that salvation is only the Lord’s.

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