By Justin Peters
Lazarus means God helps. You and I are spiritually helpless. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. God is the ultimate good judge and He must punish sin. If we could work our way into heaven then the cross is meaningless .
Death is the great equalizer. Vv 22 pallbearers were angels. Vv24 the most terrifying thing about hell is God, in His mode of judgement. Rev 14 Father Abraham. This tells us he had head knowledge of the Bible. Send Lazarus – hell does not mean repentance. Let the word of Christ dwell richly in us. Make sure that head knowledge penetrates the heart. 1 Cor 6. Washed, justified and sanctified.
A worldly is nothing more than intellectual ascent – We try to cover our sin. A Goldy sorrow leads to repentance and salvation. PSA 51. It grieves a Christian.