Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The terms upon which God in the gospel offers Christ, are:
1. That we shall receive a broken Christ with a broken heart. A broken Christ with a broken heart is a witness of our humility. A broken Christ respects His suffering for sin. A broken heart respects our sense of our sin.
2. That we shall receive a whole Christ with the whole heart. A whole Christ with a whole heart is a witness of our sincerity. A whole Christ includes all of His offices as King, Priest, Prophet, and Mediator. Without any one of these offices, the work of salvation could not have been completed. A whole heart includes all our faculties.
Psalm 51:17 ... The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Ephesians 3:17-19 ... That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.❤