Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel…
I. WHAT ARE WE TO UNDERSTAND BY THE WORDS "TO SAVE"? Something more than just delivering penitents from going down to hell. By the words "to save, I understand the whole of the great work of salvation, from the first holy desire, the first spiritual conviction, onward to complete sanctification. All this done of God through Jesus Christ.
II. HOW CAN WE PROVE THAT CHRIST IS " MIGHTY TO SAVE"? The argument is, that He has done it. We need no other; it were superfluous to add another. He has saved men in the full extent and meaning of the word, which we have endeavoured to explain. The best proof you can ever have of God's being mighty to save is, that He saved you.
III. WHY IS CHRIST "MIGHTY TO SAVE"?
1. Because of the infinite efficacy of his atoning blood.
2. Because of the omnipotent influence of His Divine Spirit.
IV. WHAT ARE THE INFERENCES TO BE DERIVED FROM THE FACT THAT JESUS CHRIST IS "MIGHTY TO SAVE "?
1. Ministers should preach in faith.
2. There is encouragement for men and women who are praying to God for their friends.
3. Here is encouragement for the seeking sinner.
( C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
WEB: Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this who is glorious in his clothing, marching in the greatness of his strength? "It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save."