When God Stooped to Suffer

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. -2Corinthians 5:21

Jesus, the eternal Son of God, “very God of very God,” who had been hymned through eternal ages by joyous angels, who had been the favourite of His Father’s court, exalted high above principalities and powers, and every name that is named, He Himself condescended to become man; was born of the Virgin Mary; was cradled in a manger; lived a life of suffering, and at last died a death of agony. If you will but think of the wondrous person whom Jesus was-as very God of very God, king of angels, creator, preserver, Lord of all-I think you will see that in His sufferings, the law received a greater vindication than it could have done even in the sufferings of all the men that have ever lived or ever could live. If God had consumed the whole human race, if all the worlds that float in ether had been sacrificed as one mighty holocaust to the vengeance of the law, it would not have been so well vindicated as when Jesus died. For the deaths of all men and all angels would have been but the deaths and sufferings of creatures; but when Jesus died, the Creator Himself underwent the pang, it was the divine preserver of the world hanging on the cross. There is such dignity in the Godhead, that all it does is marvelous and infinite in its merit; and when He stooped to suffer, when He bowed His awful head, cast aside His diadem of stars to have His brow girt about with thorns; when His hands that once swayed the sceptre of all worlds were nailed to the tree; when His feet that erst had pressed the clouds, when these were fastened to the wood, then did the law receive an honour such as it never could have received if a whole universe in one devouring conflagration had blazed and burned for ever.~ C.H. Spurgeon

https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/spurgeon_charles/sermons/0255.cfm

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