After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.…
I. THE CONNECTION OF CHRIST WITH HIS PEOPLE. The head and the members. "We are made alive in Christ." His victory over death is ours. He who had life in Himself quickens whom He will.
1. The power manifested on the third day was a type of the power to be manifested at the general resurrection.
2. Christ's resurrection not only a type of a physical but of a spiritual resurrection. The soul is quickened together with Christ.
II. THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST REALISED BY HIS PEOPLE. The risen life is spent in the sight of the Lord. Before the crucifixion the apostles had the bodily presence of the Lord, subject to time and place, e.g., Christ was not with the dying Lazarus, because He was in Peroea. After the resurrection they lived in His presence as they had never lived before. Stephen saw Him standing in the ready attitude of help. He stood by St. Paul; His eye was on His faithful martyr, Antipas. All the disciples went about with a constant sense of Christ's oversight, working under the King's eye. The soul risen with Christ believes that it lives in His sight. Faith in this promised presence will be a source of strength and patience. Remember how Christ's eye is on His servants at their work, in their sufferings, and during their worship.
(W. Watters, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.