He who spared not His own Son…

(Arthur Pink, “The Great Giver!” 1926)

“He who spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all–how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32

Here we are told why the Father made such a costly sacrifice: He spared not Christ–that He might spare us! It was not lack of love to the Savior–but wondrous, matchless, fathomless love for us! O marvel at the astonishing design of the Most High! “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son!” Truly, such love surpasses knowledge!

Moreover, He made this costly sacrifice not grudgingly or reluctantly, but freely out of love. He “delivered Him up” . . .
to shame and spitting,
to hatred and persecution,
to cruel suffering and crucifixion.

And He delivered Him up for us:
For us who had gone into the “far country” of alienation from Him, and there spent all in riotous living.
Yes, “for us” who had gone astray like sheep, each one turning to “his own way”.
For us who had . . .
rebelled against our Creator,
hated His holiness,
despised His Word,
broken His commandments,
and resisted His Spirit!
For us who richly deserved to be cast into the everlasting burnings, and receive those wages which our sins so fully earned.

Yes, He delivered His blessed Son up for you fellow Christian who . . .
are sometimes tempted to interpret your afflictions, as tokens of God’s harshness,
regard your poverty, as a mark of His neglect, and
your seasons of darkness, as evidences of His desertion.
O, confess to Him now the… doubtings, and never again question the love of Him Who spared not His own Son!

Ponder well the glorious “conclusion” which the Spirit of God here draws from the wondrous fact stated in the first part of our text, “He who spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all–how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” How conclusive and how comforting is the inspired reasoning of the Apostle.–he proceeds to assure the believer of God’s readiness also freely to bestow all needed blessings. The gift of His own Son, so ungrudgingly and unreservedly bestowed–is the pledge of every other needed mercy!

Here is the unfailing guaranty of perpetual sustenance to the drooping heart of the tried believer. … Infinite love can never change. The love that spared not Christ–cannot fail its objects, nor begrudge any needed blessings.

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