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You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ


"You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich—yet for your sakes He became poor; that you through His poverty, might be rich." 2 Corinthians 8:9

We know something of the grace of our Lord Jesus—but, oh, how little do we apprehend it—how feeble are our conceptions of it!

Dwell, my soul, upon your Savior's love—and may the Holy Spirit give You anew, to taste its sweetness and to feel its power.

"He was rich" . . .
  rich in the possession of majesty and glory;
  rich in the enjoyment of the love and praise of ten thousand times ten thousand holy ones;
  rich in the experience of the highest bliss!

But "He became poor!"

How poor in earthly wealth —let His birthplace and manger-cradle tell.

How poor in earthly honor —let the ancient prophet tell, "He was despised and rejected by men."

How poor in outward ease —let His wearisome journeys, let His sorrow of soul, let His anguish in the garden, and His sufferings on the cross tell.

And why did He who was so rich—become so poor?

"That we, through His poverty—might be rich."

He took our human nature upon Him—that we might become partakers of the Divine nature.

He humbled Himself—that we might be exalted.

He emptied Himself—that we might be filled.

He endured shame—that we might inherit glory.

He bore the cruel cross—that we might wear the glorious crown!

O that His love my soul might fill with wonder, joy, and praise,
As long as I tarry here below—and throughout endless days!

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