Saturday, November 7, 2009

What Is This?

The crowd - "Our Fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" Jn 6:31

Manna in Hebrew literally means "What is this?"

1. It by the free grace of God we are saved from sin, through faith. It is not by endeavoring to meet certain criteria or to have our "good" deeds outweigh our bad deeds. What!?.....What is this?

2. The triune God allowed wretched men to strip, humiliate, mock, slap, spit upon, scourge and nail him to a tree. What!?.......What is this?

3. The infinitely holy God came down veiled in human flesh and was made sin that we might be made the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21) What!?.....What is this?

4. The perfectly pure God came to this earth and was made a curse in order to redeem his beloved from the curse of the law. (Gal 3:13) Huh?!.......What is this?

5. The altogether lovely and beautiful Holy One became a worm in order to rescue his people from sin. (Psalm 22:6) What is this?

6. He chose a peculiar people for himself before the foundations of the earth to love, to predestine, to call, to justify and to glorify. (Eph 1, Rom 8) based on nothing done, thought or spoken by these unworthy sinners. What is this?.

This is a stumbling block to the self-righteous...
This is foolishness to them that are perishing...

This is love, this is truth, this is life, this is the way, this is where mercy and truth kissed......This is Jesus.

"I am the bread of life" Jn 6:36

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