Thursday, December 4, 2014

Redeeming Love

The Giver is He who was   the only begotten Son of God,   the author of creation,   the sustainer of the universe,   the brightness of divine glory,   the source and end of all things! He who was proclaimed by the prophet as "the mighty God, the everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace."He who is declared by the apostle to be "God over all; blessed for evermore!"

"He gave Himself for US." For US — who at the best are mere creatures, between whom and our Creator, there can be no comparison. But it was not for us as mere creatures but for us as base, vile, insignificant, and totally depraved creatures! We had debased ourselves, even unto Hell. Our nature could not be worse, for "the human heart is the most deceitful of all things and desperately wicked!"

The most exalted, glorious, and holy being in the universe gave Himself for the most vile, polluted, and degraded of His creatures!

 O how astonishing!

[James Smith]


Titus 2:14 ... Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Galatians 1:4 ... Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
1 Timothy 2:6 ... Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.