LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Friday, April 14, 2006

From Grace Gems

He gave so much that He could give no more!

(Henry Law, "Gleanings from the Book of Life")

With what a price has Christ redeemed His people!

He paid not silver and gold for their ransom.

He gave not all the precious things of earth as
their equivalent. He heaped not worlds upon worlds
and placed them as payment in the balance of God's
justice. All such expenditure would have been as
unavailing as the chaff.

He gave . . .
Himself,
His life,
His blood.

He gave so much that He could give no more!

And He gave this to bear the extremest curse of
God, to endure all the punishment, and all the
miseries, and all the anguish which His people
must have suffered if they had wailed through all
the endless ages amid the torments of the lost!

3 Comments:

Blogger bluecollar said...

Grace Gems can be found here:

http://www.gracegems.org/

April 14, 2006 11:47 AM

 
Blogger James Fletcher Baxter said...

Because God's virtues are of equal volume and worth, His Justice is as demanding as His Love and Mercy - and Grace.

Many people believe God is merciful and they are forgiven. Because He is all-powerful He can forgive as an act of His Will. He requires more of Himself. Justice.

We should never forget that His Grace abounds - but, only because His Justice has been fulfilled in Jesus' stripes, crown of thorns and suffering death.

Thus, His Resurrection made possible our fulfilled faith and life to come. Our faith is not in vain. Praise God!

April 14, 2006 1:37 PM

 
Blogger bluecollar said...

James Fletcher Baxter: Sir, I have just read your biography. Thank you for serving this great country in World War 2 and in Korea; Thirty years of teaching, and, most importantly, serving Jesus in the mission fields.

I am honored that you stopped by. Thank you.

Mark

April 14, 2006 8:43 PM

 

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