Monday, September 15, 2014

He Became Poor

He who was so rich; became so poor! He who was Lord of all; had nothing at all!
He who made heaven and earth; had no home of His own!  As He was born in another man's house; so He was buried in another man's tomb!

He who gives crowns of glory to others; had only a crown of thorns for Himself!
The foxes and the birds had more than Jesus! The foxes had holes to lay their heads in but Christ had not a place to lay his head on.

"He became poor!" Yes, poor indeed, and so poor that He had not a shekel! You will say that a man is very poor who has not a shekel! Truly such a one was Christ--He had not a shekel to pay the tax until He got it out of the fish's mouth!

Oh! admire and wonder at this! Is not Jesus  the brightness of God, the paradise of angels,   the beauty of Heaven,  the Redeemer of man,  the destroyer of death,  the King of saints!

And that He should become so poor for us; oh! this is wonderful and astonishing to angels and men!

[William Dyer]


Matthew 8:20 ... And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

Isaiah 53:3 ... He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

2 Corinthians 8:9 ...  For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.