Saturday, January 31, 2009

It Is Almost As If God Loves Us More Than His Son

Here is a quote from Sinclair Ferguson on God's love for us in Christ:

"When we think of Christ dying on the cross we are shown the lengths to which God’s love goes in order to win us back to himself. We would almost think that God loved us more than he loves his Son! We cannot measure such love by any other standard. He is saying to us: I love you this much. The cross is the heart of the gospel. It makes the gospel good news: Christ died for us. He has stood in our place before God’s judgment seat. He has borne our sins. God has done something on the cross we could never do for ourselves. But God does something to us as well as for us through the cross. He persuades us that he loves us."

God's love for us is measured by no lesser standard than the immeasurable worth of His all-glorious, wholly-perfect, eternally-beloved Son given up to unspeakable judgment for sinners - like me! It is almost as if God loved us more than he loves his Son! That is unimaginable love - for such as me!

God richly, richly bless you in the knowledge of His great love for you!


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