Who gave Himself for us…Titus 2:14
Mark, brethren, what a richness there is here! It is not that He gave His righteousness, though that has become our dress. It is not even that He gave His blood, though that is the fount in which we wash. It is that He gave Himself-His Godhead and manhood both combined. All that that word “Christ” means He came to us and for us. He gave Himself. Oh! that we could dive and plunge into this unfathomed sea Himself! Omnipotence, Omniscience, Infinity-Himself. He gave Himself-purity, love, kindness, meekness, gentleness-that wonderful compound of all perfections, to make up one perfection-Himself. You do not come to Christ’s house and say, “He gives me this house, His church, to dwell in.” You do not come to His table and merely say, “He gives me this table to feast at,” but you go farther, and you take Him by faith into your arms, and you say, “Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Oh! that you could get hold of that sweet word-Himself! It is the love of a husband to his wife, who not only gives her all that she can wish, daily food and raiment, and all the comforts that can nourish and cherish her, and make her life glad, but who gives himself to her. So does Jesus. The body and soul of Jesus, the deity of Jesus, and all that that means, He has been pleased to give to and for His people.
“So strange, so boundless was the love,
Which pitied dying man;
The Father sent His equal Son
To give them life again.”
‘Twas all of love and of grace! ~ C.H. Spurgeon