God Spared Not His Own Son

Aug 11, 2016
Arthur W. Pink

We read in Romans 8:32, “He (speaking about God the Father) that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
God, quote, “spared not His own Son,” though knowing full well the humiliation and ignominy (ig-nuh-min-ee) of Bethlehem’s manger, the ingratitude of men, the not having where to lay His head, the hatred and opposition of the ungodly, the enmity and bruising of Satan—yet He did not hesitate.
God did not relax ought of the holy requirements of His throne, nor abate one whit of the awful curse. No, He “spared not His own Son.”
The utmost farthing was exacted, the last dregs in the cup of wrath must be drained. Even when His Beloved cried from the Garden, “if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me,” God “spared” Him not.
Even when vile hands had nailed Him to the tree, God declared in Zechariah 13:7, “Awake, Oh sword, against My Shepherd, and against the man that is My Fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts, smite the Shepherd.”

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