Bought by the Blood

January 2, 2011

Who Is Jesus

Filed under: Uncategorized — cubsfan1980 @ 10:03 pm

“What our Lord Jesus is to his people: he is the author and finisher of their faith – the beginning, perfecter, and rewarder of it. He is the author of their faith; not only the object, but the author.  He is the great leader and precedent of our faith, he trusted in God; he is the purchaser of the Spirit of faith, the publisher of the rule of faith, the efficient cause of the grace of faith, and in all respects the author of our faith.  He is the finisher of our faith; he is the fulfiller and the fulfilling of all scripture-promises and prophecies; he is the perfecter of the canon of scripture; he is the finisher of grace, and of the work of faith with power in the souls of his people; and he is the judge and the rewarder of their faith; he determines who they are that reach the mark, and from him, and in him, they have the prize…

What is our duty with respect to his Jesus. We must look unto him, that is, we must set him continually before us as our example, and our great encouragement; we must look to him for direction, for assistance, and for acceptance, in all our sufferings.  We must consider him, meditate much upon him, and reason with ourselves from his case to our own.  We must analogize, as the word is; compare Christ’s suffering and ours; and we shall find as his sufferings far exceed ours, in the nature and measure them, so his patience far excels ours, and is  a perfect pattern for us to imitate.” Matthew Henry on Hebrews 12:1-3

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