The Father Loveth His Son

The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into His hand. – John 3:35

My brethren, can you guess a little of the love which the Father hath toward the Only-begotten? We cannot pry into the wondrous mystery of the eternal filiation of the Son of God lest we be blinded by excess of light; but this we know, that they are one God,-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and the union which exists between them is intense beyond conception. “The Father loveth the Son,” was always true, and is true now; but how deeply, how intensely He loves the Son no mind can conceive. Now, brethren, the Lord will do great things for the sake of His son whom He loves as He loveth Jesus, for in addition to the fact of His eternally loving Him, as being one with Him by nature and essence, there is now the superadded cause of love arising out of what the Lord Jesus hath done as the servant of the Father. Remember that our Lord Jesus has been obedient to His Father’s will-obedient to death, even to the death of the cross, wherefore God hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name that is above every name…It is the joy of the Father to express His love to His Son. Throughout all ages they have had fellowship one with another: they have always been one in all their designs; they have never differed upon any points and cannot differ; and you notice when our Lord says, “Father, glorify Thy Son,” He is so knit with the Father that He adds, “that Thy Son also may glorify Thee.” Their mutual love is inconceivably great, and, therefore, brethren, God will do anything for Jesus. God will forgive us for Christ’s sake.

And thou, big black sinner, if thou wilt go to God at this moment and say, “Lord, I cannot ask Thee to forgive me for my own sake but do it out of love for Thy dear Son,” He will do it, for He will do anything for the sake of Jesus. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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