15TH JULY – “FOR OUR SAKE CHRIST BECAME POOR”

 

“For your sakes he became poor.”- 2 Corinthians 8 : V9

The Lord Jesus Christ was eternally rich, glorious, and exalted; but “though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor.”
It is impossible that our Divine Lord could have had fellowship with us unless He had imparted to us of His own abounding wealth, and thereby, he become poor to make us rich. Had He remained upon His throne of glory, and had we continued in the ruins of the fall without receiving His salvation, communion would have been impossible on both sides.
Apart from the covenant of grace, it would have been impossible for man to communicate with God. In order, therefore, that communion might be compassed, it was necessary that the rich Christ, should bestow his estate upon us, that the righteous Saviour should give to His sinning brethren of His own perfection, and that we, the poor and guilty, should receive of His fullness grace for grace; that thus in giving and receiving, the One might descend from the heights, and the other ascend from the depths, and so be able to embrace each other in true and hearty fellowship.
Jesus must clothe His people in His own garments, or He cannot admit them into His palace of glory; and He must wash them in His own blood, or else they will be too defiled for the embrace of His fellowship. O believer, herein is love! For your sake the Lord Jesus “became poor” that He might lift you up into communion with Himself. Amen.
JESUS LOVES YOU. Start your day with Jesus. Beloved, have a blessed day.

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