Fully Man And Fully God

Apr 27, 2016
J.C. Ryle
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We read in Mark 11:12, “And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry…”

We read that ‘he was hungry’. He had a nature and bodily constitution like our own in all things, sin only excepted. He could weep and rejoice and suffer pain. He could be weary and need rest. He could be thirsty and need drink. He could be hungry and need food. Expressions like this should teach us the condescension of Christ. How wonderful they are when we reflect upon them! He who is the eternal God – He who made the world and all that it contains – He from whose hand the fruits of the earth, the fish of the sea, the fowls of the air, the beasts of the field, all had their beginning – He, even He was pleased to suffer hunger, when He came into the world to save sinners. This is a great mystery. Kindness and love like this pass man’s understanding. No wonder that Paul speaks of the ‘unsearchable riches of Christ.’ (Ephesians 3:8)

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