He humbled Himself

Re:Verse reading – 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, 6:1-2 (day four)  “He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death” (Philippians 2:8)  “We are ambassadors for Christ. . .we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)  Do we beg people to be saved?  Does Christ?  It is a shocking idea!  A glorious God who humbles himself to die on a cross and then humbles Himself even further by begging people to receive His offered gift.  It isn’t fair!  It isn’t right!  Where is His pride?  The rebels should beg for peace, not the Sovereign King!  Yet Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5 that God does not defend His dignity and neither should we.  He does not allow His wounded pride to keep Him from reaching out.  He considers our need rather than His own rights.  What can explain His attitude other than Divine Love?  Why would God beg people to be saved except for a heart of infinite mercy?  “What wondrous love is this, O my soul?”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. What a beautiful picture of unconditional love. A picture of our God who has all the power to change time and people, but loves us so much that He sees beyond the depraved and shallow shell of man to give the ultimate gift of mercy and grace. Oh, how we could turn this world around if we would only love as He does, and grieve for those who do not know Him. Our hearts must be broken for all. When we can see them as He sees them and love with that unconditional love we will turn this world around for the honor and Glory of our Lord.

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