Sunday, April 26, 2015

Coming to This World

What could more emphatically prove His love than coming to this world of sorrow and sin to suffer and die for us, when we were His enemies?
He left  His habitation in glory for the foul stable,  the homage of angels for the insults of men,  the smile of His Father for the temptations of the devil,  the raptures of Heaven for the groans of Gethsemane,  the splendors of His heavenly throne for the ignominy of the cruel cross,  the brightness of the celestial glory for the darkness of the tomb!

And why was this? It was love that prompted His sin-atoning sacrifice. Love to the undeserving, to the rebellious, to those who then crucified Him, and to those who now pierce Him by their sins!

[Newman Hall]

Romans 5:6 ... For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

1 Corinthians 15:3 ... For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

Ephesians 5:2 ... And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Ephesians 3:19 ... And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.