And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. – 1 Timothy 3:16
Dear friends, we shall never gain an idea of how great Christ is unless we do consider, and consider much. Here is a great deep, and it cannot be fathomed by the thoughtless. You think you know Christ, and, blessed be His name, you do know Him in a sense; but do you know the thousandth part of Him? When the apostle Paul had known Christ for many years he wrote to the Philippians, and he then expressed himself as desiring to know Christ; for though he knew Him to his own personal salvation, yet he felt that he did not know Him to the full. He owned that he knew the love of Christ, but he added, “it passeth knowledge.” Well may each of us who has been for years a student at the Master’s feet exclaim, “I find myself a learner yet.” I suppose the saints who have been in heaven now for thousands of years, and have been evermore adoring Him, are still students of Him. This is the philosophy which the most cultured mind shall never fully compass,-“God manifest in the flesh.” “Consider how great this Man is!” This is a matter worthy of continual research, and calling for profound thought.
Oh, you servants of the Lord, by looking to Jesus you began to live, by looking to Him you shall continue to live, and your life shall find strength and growth. This sacred subject shall ever need more and more consideration from you. Oh the depths of the love, and wisdom, and glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ! ~ C.H. Spurgoen