A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“The Empty Tomb”, John 20:1) The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulcher. 2) Then she runneth and cometh to Simon Peter, and the other disciple, whom Jesus loved and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulcher, and we know not where they have laid Him. 3) Peter therefore went forth and that other disciple and came to the sepulcher. Luke 24:12. 4) So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulcher. 5) And he stooping down and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. 6) Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulcher and seeth the linen clothes lie. 7) And the napkin, that was about His Head; not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8) Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulcher, and he saw, and believed. 9) For as yet they knew not the scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. Isaiah 26:19; 1 Corinthians 15:4. See also Matthew 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-10.
John Gill’s Exposition – v1) The first day of the week,….. On the sixth day of the week, towards the close of it, Christ was interred; He lay in the grave all the seventh day, and on the first day of the week rose from the dead: so the women, after they had observed where the body was laid, went home and prepared spices and ointments, to anoint it; but the Sabbath coming on, they were prevented; on which they rested, according to the Jewish law: but as soon as it was over, cometh Mary Magdalene; not alone, but other women with her; who had attended Christ at the cross, observed where He was buried, and had prepared spices to anoint Him, and now came for that purpose; for not merely to see the sepulchre, and weep at the grave, did she with the rest come, but to perform this piece of funeral service: early, when it was yet dark;……. as it was when she set out, the day just began to dawn; though by that time she got to the sepulchre, the sun was rising: unto the sepulchre; where she saw the body of Jesus laid by Joseph, in a tomb of his, and in his garden; by whose leave, it is probable, she with her companions were admitted: v2) and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre:…….. which Joseph rolled there, and the Pharisees sealed and set a watch to observe it. This was removed by an angel; for though Christ Himself could easily have done it, it was proper it should be done by a messenger from heaven, by the Order of Divine Justice, who had laid Him as a prisoner there. Mary’s coming so early to the grave, shows her great love and affection to Christ, her zeal, courage, and diligence, in manifesting her respect unto him: and oftentimes so it is, that the greatest sinners, when converted, are most eminent for grace, particularly faith, love, and humility; and are most diligent in the discharge of duty. and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved;….. John the writer of this Gospel. and saith unto them, they have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him……… v8 ) the other disciple (John),…….. saw the tomb and the grave clothes and believed……. that Christ had been raised from the dead. Nelson’s Bible Commentary. v9) For as yet they did not know the scripture……..the disciples believed because of what they saw in the tomb, not because of what they knew in the Old Testament passages describing the Saviour’s Resurrection. Luke 24:25-27.
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