His Love and His Wisdom Shown

For verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham. – Hebrews 2:16

Christ became a man, and not an angel, because He desired to be one with His dear Church. Christ was betrothed to His Church ere time began; and when He came into the world He virtually said, “I will go with thee, My Bride, and I will delight Myself in thy company. Angels’ garments were not a fitting wedding dress for Me to wear, if I am to be bone of thy bone, and flesh of thy flesh. I am allied to thee by a union firm and strong. I have called thee Hephzibah, my delight is in thee; and I have said, thy land shall be called Beulah, that is, married. Well, if I am married to thee, I will live in the same condition with thee; it were not fit that husband should live in palace, and that his wife would live in cottage; it were not meet that a husband should be arrayed in gorgeous robes, and his wife in meaner garments.” “No,” said He to His Church, “if thou dwellest upon earth, I will; if thou dwellest in a tabernacle of clay, I will do the same;

“Yea, said the Lord, with her I’ll go,
Through all the depths of care and woe,
And on the cross will even dare
The bitter pangs of death to bear.”

Christ cannot bear to be different from His Church. You know, He would not be in heaven without her, therefore, did He make that long, long journey, to redeem her and visit her, and when He came on this good errand, He would not that she should be made of clay, and He should not be made of clay too; He was the head, and it would have been out of order that the head should have been of gold, and the body of clay; it would have been like Nebuchadnezzar’s image, that must be broken. “Since the children were partakers of flesh and blood, He must also take part in the same,” for He became “perfect through suffering,” since He was “the captain of our salvation.” Thus, again, you see His love and His wisdom, that He “took not on Him the nature of angels, but took upon Him the seed of Abraham.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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