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:…
I. In its HISTORY. The grand fact of Christianity, its corner stone, the key-note of all its melodies, is "Who gave Himself" (1 Timothy 2:6; Titus 2:14; Galatians 2:20).
1. The greatest gift of love.
2. The model gift of love. Self-sacrifice should be
II. In its PURPOSE. "World," not nature, but the carnal, selfish, and devilish ἀιὼν. Christ came to deliver us from sin.
1. Its guilt.
2. Its pollution.
3. Its dominion.
III. In its SPRING. The "will of God" —
1. Originated the mission of Christ.
2. Met with the hearty concurrence of Christ (Hebrews 10:7-9).
IV. In its ISSUE (ver. 5).
1. This doxology is usual after the mention of God's wonderful love (Romans 11:6; Ephesians 3:21; 1 Timothy 1:17).
2. The great end of redemption is
(1) the right,
(2) the unceasing worship of the infinite Father.
(D. Thomas, D. D.)
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