Our Saviour in any other way could hardly have displayed so many virtues to such advantage. It is the figure of a warrior before an open grave. Three things are in it. (2) The horrible and cursed evil of sin to need such a remedy. (3) The exact and impartial justice of God and His most righteous remedy against sin. Vaughan, M. To us death is the chalice whose poison has been changed by the chemistry of redeeming love into nectar; to Jesus it was a cup full of the concentrated dregs of woe. 1. Raleigh, D. D.We have no difficulty in conceiving how a man of highest virtue, and noblest birth, and clearest intelligence, could assume an outward garb which would completely belie or hide his real character. (c) Every knee and tongue. (3) Our Lord's actions could have obtained no merit, whatever their perfection, had they resulted only from His natural powers. (c) But if given Him ἐχαρίσατο "of grace," where is the merit then? The resurrection, ascension, etc., could add nothing. The justice of God is satisfied; the law is fulfilled; Satan is subdued; sin is abolished as it binds over to punishment, and is reflected in the conscience by way of accusation; death is slain. That He that hath the power of death might be destroyed (Hebrews 2:14).6. And so we read, "See if there be any sorrow like my sorrow."3. For one of mean estate to be humble is no great praise, it were a fault were he not; but for a king, nay the King of kings to show this great humility, is a cause indeed. For if Christ be not absolutely a man, if His divinity come in, in the least degree, to qualify His humanity, then He practically ceases to be an example, and, indeed, a substitute.I. No, man must concur in the transaction: some amends must issue from him as the offending party. When in consequence of original apostasy from God man had forfeited the Divine amity, when having deserted his natural Lord, other lords had got dominion over him, when according to an eternal rule of justice he stood adjudged to destruction, when all the world stood guilty before God and no remedy did appear, God out of infinite goodness designed our redemption.2. They in heaven "cast down their crowns and fall down" and confess Him singing (Revelation 4:10); they under the earth are thrown down and made His footstool (Psalm 110:1); they on earth, as in the midst, partake of both. Application: Three uses may be made of this doctrine.1. Of all the names a Christian can wear there is not one which places him so near his Master as this — a servant of God. If the Son could address the Father, and say, "Lo, I come," etc., we can conceive the human will of Christ in fulfilling the Father's will as resting on the Divine promise (Psalm 16:10, 11; Acts 1:4).II. And why should obedience come to that? His intercourse with the coarse and the sinful.5. So the Eternal Word assumed human flesh and merited God's favour to us by a perfect obedience to the law, and satisfying Divine justice by pouring forth His blood in sacrifice for our sins. Even in Christ grace imparted worth to His natural actions (John 5:19). And when men are so high that they cannot get higher there is no way to exalt them but to dilate their names, which every noble generous spirit had rather have than any dignity. The exemplification of the hardest duties of obedience and patience.III. (4) The withdrawment of the Father and clouding the light of His countenance (Matthew 27:46, cf. So Christ (Isaiah 53:3; Psalm 27:6). )Christ's obedience unto deathJ. Christ cannot be the name of God, for God cannot be anointed. But the focus of the Can we reflect on this event without detestation of sin, which brought such a death on the Redeemer.7. A. 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