Thursday, May 29, 2014

An Ocean of Consolation

There is great consolation in Christ's unvarying love. The love of Jesus is always the same. It never ebbs but flows on in one continuous stream. His love is as ancient as eternity,   as strong as omnipotence, and   as unchangeable as His nature.

Creature love may fail, and creatures who love us today, may hate us tomorrow but as Jesus ever lives, so Jesus ever loves. In His  covenant engagements,  perfect sin-atoning work,  tender sympathy,  constant care,  prevalent intercession,  precious Word, and  unvarying love.  There is an ocean of consolation!

Jesus is   our Substitute, restoring that which sin took away;   our Surety, paying all the debts we would contract;   our Shepherd, taking charge of our persons  to nourish them,  to preserve them, and   to set them before His Father's face forever.
His obedience is our righteousness.  His blood is our ransom price.  His death is our life.

There is consolation in Christ's tender and constant care, which extends to all our circumstances,  to all that concerns us, even to the very hairs of our heads!  He cares for our needs to supply them,  our holy desires to grant them,  our eternal salvation to secure it.

There is always consolation in Christ. Whatever may be our outward circumstances, and they may be very trying  in poverty and pain,   under losses and crosses,   however tempted or tried; there is still consolation in Christ!

[James Smith]
2 Corinthians 1:5 ... For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
Romans 15:5 ... Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Hebrews 7:25 ... Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.