Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:…
Did Simon start from his couch, deeming it beneath his Master's dignity to stoop to a menial office, and wash his servant's feet? And can we contemplate the Son of God, not stooping to wash us with water, but dying to wash us with His own precious blood, without these words bursting from our lips, "Lord, what is man that Thou art mindful of him?" Nay rather, should not, and shall not this be our language, That Thou hast done for me, what shall I do for Thee? What? but fondly embrace Thee with all my affections, love Thee with all my heart, serve Thee with all my powers, and, denying myself, but never Thee, say, "What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits? I will take the cup of salvation, and pay my vows to the Lord, now in the presence of all His people."
(Dr. Guthrie.)Here is —
I. A great fact.
II. A glorious purpose.
III. An adequate power.
IV. A grand consummation.
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