Tuesday, July 02, 2013
You gave everything for me
"[Jesus] looked, like Boaz, with compassion on the deplorable state of fallen mankind. At a vast expense he redeemed the heavenly inheritance for us, which by sin was mortgaged, and forfeited into the hands of divine justice, and which we should never have been able to redeem.
[Jesus] likewise purchased a peculiar people, whom he would espouse to himself, though strangers and foreigners, like Ruth, poor and despised, that the name of that dead and buried race might not be cut off for ever.
[Jesus] ventured the marring of his own inheritance, to do this, for, though he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor; but he was abundantly recompensed for it by his Father, who, because he thus humbled himself, has highly exalted him, and given him a name above every name.
Let us own our obligations to him, make sure our contract with him, and study all our days how to do him honour."
Matthew Henry, Commentary.