Perfectly Man; Infinitely God

Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh… – Romans 1:3

I bid you consider how great this man was in His relationship to God. For though He was man, He was not merely man. He was assuredly and truly man in all respects, “man of the substance of His mother,” bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh; and yet He was indeed and of a truth very God. Do not think of Him as a divine man, or as a human God; He was neither the one nor the other. He was perfectly man, yet He was infinitely God. Think, then, into what a position of honour and dignity His manhood was uplifted by union with the Godhead in one person. Born, growing, gathering strength, coming to manhood, suffering, dying, in all this He was man; yet He was never at any time less divine. Our Lord’s humanity is not to be thought of apart from His deity, for He is one and indivisible…Take note that in the Scriptures you shall find frequent confusions of speech upon the person of our Lord, intentionally made, in order to show that although the natures were distinct, yet they were indissolubly united in the one person of Jesus. Of His one person might popularly be predicated that which in strict accuracy could only be true of His humanity, or only of His deity…My Lord Jesus is to me no less a man because He is God. Oh, how my heart loves Him! He is to me fairest of the sons of men, chief among ten thousand, and altogether lovely. But He is to me because of His manhood none the less, but all the more, “God over all, blessed for ever.” Into the dust my spirit bows before His majesty, and my soul adores Him. I ask you, therefore, to consider the greatness of His manhood because it never was apart from His Godhead, and cannot be thought of except in connection therewith. “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” Inconceivable is the greatness of the man who is thus one with God. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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