Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Ultimate Kabash!

People know more Hebrew words than they realize. The most obvious are words like Halleluja = "Praise to the LORD" and Amen = "It is firm, true." One of my favorites is Kabash = "Subdue, tread, put down."

It is found, for example, in Micah 7.19 "He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea." What a colorful image of God's forgiveness! The word "subdue" is the Hebrew word Kabash. In Jesus Christ, God puts the ultimate Kabash on sin.

For more see my sermon "Crossbearing" (August 28,2011).