Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Terms

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.

[Matthew Mead]


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.❤