Christ, the MAN

Behold the amazing condescension of Jesus, who for our salvation, came down from Heaven. How truly dignified is THE MAN, Jehovah's fellow! How deeply humbled — He was "a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief," yes, "a worm and no man;" He bore an accumulated weight of misery, that His people may enjoy an "eternal weight of glory." He wept, and labored, and wearied, and hungered, and suffered all manner of privations; and for what? "That He might bring us to God," raise us to glory, and fill us "with joy unspeakable." Behold how He loved us! His love "passes knowledge."

Sinner, behold the man! In Him there is salvation, and righteousness, and strength. He died to save, and lives to bestow unspeakable blessings. He knows . . .

the weakness of manhood,
the weight of sin,
the power of temptation,
and the wrath of God.

He has felt the same. He is able and willing to deliver you therefrom. He feels for sinners, and says, "Come unto me ... and I will give you rest." He sympathizes with believers, and says, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." He has the same heart in Heaven, as He had on earth; it is tender, kind, and generous; He will give grace and glory, and "no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly." O "Son of Man," be . . .

my friend in every trouble,
my companion through earth's gloomy wilderness,
and the object of my everlasting admiration!

Clothing Himself with mortal flesh,
He flies to our relief;
Sorrows His chief acquaintance were,
And His companion grief.


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