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Why? The Hope Beyond Despair

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in response to reader comment: Tovey: Prolegomena ܦܫܝܛܬܐ or Peshitta. This an addendum and the word: Lmana in Matthew 27:46

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 11, 2020 at 16:01

The Hope Beyond Despair
In the attempt to underscore the drama that is associated with the words spoken by the carpenter from Nazareth, Yeshua HaNazret, "Eli, Eli, 'lama' (why) sabachthani(?)", we need to still realize that the despair in those words captured what was said before, by recognizing as the religious leaders seeing to his crucifixion, these were quotations from the Psalms of King David.
That they were spoken at the end of the carpenter's human life, they would not be the final word nor final say about the person the religious leaders perceived as a threat to their 'sacred' way of pontificated life. Among the accusations were the offenses perceived about how their traditions from Babylonian times were not respected by the man from Galilee; that they appeared more incensed that they were not respected as they thought they should be because they held vaunted position of religious authority, something they trash-mouthed about for nearly the entirety of the time the Nazarene was among them. The insinuations of hypocrisy were particularly biting and they seethed the venom of envy with every invective He knew they thought about Him, and when they hurled them on Holy ground (every place He stepped) in the Temple.
When Yeshua exclaimed His anguish in speaking those words, He knew they were climactically providential, characterizing the moment that King David captured in his prophetically inspired emotional release and the forward looking outburst of release of a long held sense of why He, the Savior, was destined for the cross; that He absorbed the unbounded despair of a lost humanity that otherwise would not be able to share in His love for them because they did not have the means to seek the abundance of love from a free and loving relationship with the Almighty Creator. From this moment in history, now any who seeks the love of the Eternal Sovereign have that opportunity, by merely giving their hearts to the RISEN Savior, by believing in Yeshua HaMashiach to be saved. This is the crux of the question: 'lama'; 'lmna';'lmana'; why? Because Yeshua answered the question; there is no more reason to end up being forsaken, abandoned or left to one's own contemplation of being alone emotionally with no apparent way out: He has shown everyone the way, because He went first.


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