Posted by: the watchmen | February 5, 2009

Saviour of the world.

February 5-Morning {Daily Reading: #Le 11:1-13:59} {Quick Study: #Le 7:1-9:24}

“The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” {#1Joh 4:14}

It is a sweet thought that Jesus Christ did not come forth
without his Father’s permission, authority, consent, and
assistance. He was sent of the Father, that he might be the
Saviour of men. We are too apt to forget that, while there are
distinctions as to the \@persons\@ in the Trinity, there are no
distinctions of \@honour\@. We too frequently ascribe the honour
of our salvation, or at least the depths of its benevolence,
more to Jesus Christ than we do the Father. This is a very great
mistake. What if Jesus came? Did not his Father send him? If he
spake wondrously, did not his Father pour grace into his lips,
that he might be an able minister of the new covenant? He who
knoweth the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost as he should
know them, never setteth one before another in his love; he sees
them at Bethlehem, at Gethsemane, and on Calvary, all equally
engaged in the work of salvation. O Christian, hast thou put thy
confidence in the Man Christ Jesus? Hast thou placed thy
reliance solely on him? And art thou united with him? Then
believe that thou art united unto the God of heaven. Since to
the Man Christ Jesus thou art brother, and holdest closest
fellowship, thou art linked thereby with God the Eternal, and
“the Ancient of days” is thy Father and thy friend. Didst thou
ever consider the depth of love in the heart of Jehovah, when
God the Father equipped his Son for the great enterprise of
mercy? If not, be this thy day’s meditation. The \@Father\@ sent
him! Contemplate that subject. Think how Jesus works what the
\@Father\@ wills. In the wounds of the dying Saviour see the
love of the great I AM. Let every thought of Jesus be also
connected with the Eternal, ever blessed God, for “It pleased
the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief.”

CH Spurgeon

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