The Exalted Position of Man
The insignificance of mankind:
Remember whenever you’re tempted,
Jesus has been there too.
From the battlefield you’re not exempted
Jesus has been there too.
Strong opposition you’re bound to meet,
Be oft in prayer at the Master’s feet.
And as you kneel at the mercy seat
Jesus will be there too.
From another Christmas Card by DaySpring Cards
The Word did not become a philosophy, a theory, or a concept to be discussed, debated, or pondered. "But, the Word became a Person to be followed, enjoyed, and loved!"
Is this enough to convince you that Jesus loves and understands you? Well, verse 9 goes further and tells us that He, by the grace of God, tasted death for everyone.
This means that Jesus died for all types of people; for men, women and children; for rich and poor; for the influential and the powerless; for intellectual giants and those that struggle; all are precious in His sight.
Whoever you are; whatever your status in society:
• No one is so good that they do not need this sacrifice: Christ tasted death for every man.
• No one is too depraved to benefits from His sacrifice: Christ tasted death for every man.
• No one is so insignificant that he is left out: Christ tasted death for every man.
• No one is so great or noble that an alternative way should be provided:
Christ tasted death for every man.
Think of it, Adam and Eve tasted the appealing, forbidden fruit and death for all was the result. Jesus Christ tasted the horrors of death and as a result eternal life is available to all who put their faith in Him. What a contrast!
But do you know that He tasted death for you? Will you be one of the many sons and daughters that Jesus brings to glory?
Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me, John 14:6. There is only one way to God. It is necessary for all and also sufficient for all.
This doesn’t mean everyone, the next verse tells us that He will bring many sons to glory. But Jesus also said: 14 narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7. God loves us all and commands all men everywhere to repent, Acts 17:30.
Have you turned from your sinful life to His Son asking Him for forgiveness and salvation? If not do it now and don’t delay. Don’t reject Him! Don’t neglect this great salvation, for you will not escape His judgment if you do.
1. God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.
2. God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care.
3. God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain rocky and steep,
Never a river turbid and deep.
Annie Johnson Flint