Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Love of Christ

He is the infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, gracious, just, holy, and unchangeable I AM!

The Lord Jesus Christ is God, possessed of all divine attributes, and entitled to all divine honors. He is one with the Father and the Holy Spirit, God over all, and blessed for evermore! He is naturally, essentially, perfectly, and eternally possessed of everything peculiar to Deity.

He owes His existence to none. He says, "I am Jehovah, and beside Me there is no Savior!" He is God and there is no other. There is no other name given under Heaven, or among men, whereby we can be saved. He is the Rock of Ages. He is the infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, gracious, just, holy, and unchangeable I AM!

Angels worship Him, devils obey Him, saints love Him, and sinners will bow to Him!  He is the author of  Creation,   Providence,   Redemption,   and Glorification!

He  produced all things by His power,   formed them by His wisdom,   supplies them by His bounty,   rules them by His instruments, and   employs them according to His sovereign will. He is above all in the glory of His nature. He possesses all by essential right.

He will judge all according to His righteousness. All things are dependent upon Him, and all rational beings are accountable to Him. Nothing can escape His eye; none can escape out of His hand!

He is exalted above all, and remains King forever!  He is the King of kings,   the Lord of lords, and   the only supreme Law-giver of the universe!

He is naturally, essentially, and eternally God:   one with the Father,   equal to the Father,   and infinite as the Father.  Thus, the Scriptures reveal Him; as such, saints acknowledge Him, and join the angelic host in worshiping, praising, and adoring Him!

As such, He loves all His people, yes, He is love to them.  As such, they love Him and trust their eternal interests into His hands!

No person can have right views of the love of Christ who has not right views of the deity of Christ. His divinity gives lustre and glory to His love. If He were not God, His love would be only a passion like ours, and would fluctuate and  change.  But being divine, His love is an infinite perfection, and remains immutably the same!

He loves His redeemed people with all the majesty of God and with all the tenderness of man!  His love has the strength of God and the gentleness of sinless man!

He is all-loving and altogether lovely!

[James Smith]

Song of Solomon 5:16 ...  His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

Colossians 1:16 ... For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Colossians 2:9 ... For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

John 8:58 ... Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

John 13:1 ... Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

1 Timothy 3:16 ... And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.❤