The Son of Man was heaped with shame,
Stripped of dignity, the strain of sin
Upon his shoulders, pain of many:
The suffering Servant paid the ransom,
Freed all those in fear of death.
We share the Savior’s shame, his work
Scorned by worldly sinners, rejected
By rebellious scoffers, hated
By those determined to change his will—
Our hands hold the holy key.
For crime or sin, let no Christian suffer;
Let life be pure, our light undimmed
By doubt or fear or disobedience—
Let Christ be all and the Cross our glory,
Let heaven feed our daily hope.
Men invent theories, concoct philosophies, create explanations. All the while, the truth of God stands as the unassailable reality of the universe. Humanity is the same since the Fall of man. He needs redemption. God’s plan brings all together in Christ. Glory be to him!
Modern man considers himself more just than his ancestors, for abolishing the death penalty. Actually, he doesn’t value human life, for justice requires that the punishment fit the crime. In the same way, also, people today don’t understand the seriousness of sin nor the price necessary for redemption.
So even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood.
Hebrews 9:18 NET Continue reading →
I don’t know yet what to do with these posts of mine I collected from the Gospel Advocate list forum, now inactive, so I’m going to store them here. Lots of good stuff, biblical study material, if you don’t mind the occasional nature of the conversation.