Jesus Loves You

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. – Romans 5:6

When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly, because it was the due time according to covenant purposes. Christ comes to a guilty sinner, just as He once came to a manger and a stable, because so it was appointed. There is nothing for Him to get, but everything for Him to give; but He comes because it is written in the volume of the divine decrees-

“Thus the eternal counsel ran,-
Almighty grace, arrest that man.”

Therefore, in love the Savior appears to the sinner, and by grace arrests him in his mad career.

It is His Father’s will. Christ’s coming to save a soul is with His Father’s full consent and aid. The Father wills that you who believe in Him, lost though you be, should now be saved, and Jesus comes to do the will of the Father.

He comes because His heart is set on you. He loves you, and so He hastens to your rescue. Your salvation is His delight. Though your soul is sunk in a sea of need, and you are in despair because of that need, Jesus loves you, and comes to meet your case. The best of all is that Jesus loves you. One asked an old man of ninety, “Do you love Jesus?” and the old man answered with a smile, “I do, indeed; but I can tell you something better than that.” His friend said, “Something better than loving Jesus! What is that?” The old disciple replied, “He loves me.” O soul, I wish you could see this fact, which is indeed better than your love to Jesus, namely, His love to you! Because He loved His redeemed from before the foundation of the world, therefore in due time He says, “Lo, I come.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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