The Dying Love of Christ

Sep 21, 2016

The Son of God was every way infinitely above us.
Consider him with respect to his nature, with respect to his duration. Consider him with all the properties of his natural and moral excellencies.
Consider him with respect to his works. He it is who has made man. Who made the highest heavens? And who made the angels of heaven?
Consider him in his importance in the universality of things. He is the last end of all things. All things are made by him, and for him and by him all things consist.
Consider him with respect to the honor and respect of the creatures. He is worshiped and adored by the angles of heaven and will be to all eternity.
Therefore, if we consider the dying love like unto it, never was there any instance of such a stoop made by any lover. What are we, that one in such a height of glory and dignity should set His love upon us [the elect]?
Job 7:17 says, “What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? And that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?”

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