Unlimited: Jesus Works What The Father Wills
Aug 28, 2019 1729
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world (1 John 4:14, NIV).
It is a sweet thought that Jesus Christ did not come forth without his Father’s permission, authority, consent, and assistance. He was sent of the Father, that he might be the Saviour of men.
We are too apt to forget that, while there are distinctions as to the persons in the Trinity, there are no distinctions of honour. We too frequently ascribe the honour of our salvation more to Jesus Christ than we do the Father. This is a very great mistake.
What if Jesus came? Did not his Father send him? If he spoke wondrously, did not his Father pour grace into his lips that he might be an able minister? He who knows the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, never set one before another in his love.
Christian, have you put your confidence in the Man Christ Jesus? Have you placed your reliance solely on him? And are you united with him? Then believe that you are united to the God of heaven.
Since Christ Jesus is your brother, you are linked with God the Eternal, and “the Ancient of days” is your Father and your friend. The Father sent him! Contemplate that subject. Jesus works what the Father wills.
Let every thought of Jesus be also connected with the Eternal, ever-blessed God, for “It pleased the Lord to bruise him; he has put him to grief.”
– Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Do you feel closer to Jesus than to God the Father? Can you see how God orchestrated all of the work of Jesus? What does that mean to you?