The most thrilling words uttered on Calvary were the words, “It is
finished!” Did you know they were also in the Old Testament. The
attached devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 22:31 (ESV)they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
that he has done it.
“This is the Hebrew equivalent for the words ‘It is finished.’ Surely it was meet that the Psalm of the cross, which our Lord must have recited to Himself during those hours of anguish, should close with this triumphant outburst.
”FINISHED, THE CEREMONIAL LAW. It had served its purpose in prefiguring the person and work of Jesus; but now the rending of the vail betokened the abolition of the forms of the earlier dispensation. The things which could be shaken passed, and that those which could not be shaken might remain.
“FINISHED, THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY. Very diverse predictions had met, and were closed, as gates are when the king has passed through. That He should be a King and a Sufferer; a Priest and a Victim; a Lion of the tribe of Judah, and a Lamb for substitution.
“FINISHED THE WORK WHICH WAS GIVEN HIM TO DO. The Messiah was to be cut off, not for Himself, to finish transgressions, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness. And each of these great ends was realized.
‘FINISHED, THE WORK OF ATONEMENT. As the Substitute and Sin-bearer, the Lord Jesus stood with the sins of the race meeting on Him; but when He died He put them away by the sacrifice of Himself. They were borne into the land of forgetfulness, from which they can never be recovered. The demand of divine justice was satisfied. Mercy and truth had met. Righteousness and peace embraced. And this cry of a finished redemption shall be finally crowned by a cry of complete restitution (Rev. 21:6).” [F. B. Meyer, Great Verses Through the Bible: A Devotional Commentary on Key Verses, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1966), p. 200-201]