He Became Poor, So That We Become Rich

Posted: 16 April, 2010 in Ponderings
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He Became Poor, So That We Become Rich, Potentially so rich, practically extremely poor

 

You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.     2 Corinthians 8:9

He gave it all up. Though He was rich, yet for our sakes he entered into the poverty of human existence and held absolutely nothing back, not even His own life. As the whip came down, opening up His flesh, He fell. Remembering us, He stood up again to take more… On the way to Calvary, He fell again. Remembering us, He stood up again to continue with the cross.

Then on the hill of Calvary, on a rugged, bloody, cruel cross he poured out everything he had. All that was His, all that He could call his own, His own life he poured out for us. Remembering us, He took on the full judgement and pain of separation from the Father. He went the entire limit, he was obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

No reserves, no half-measures, no conditions, no holding back, pouring out everything that He had. Remember this when we hold the bread and wine.

Remember this, is our God!

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