William Plumer on the Work of Christ for His People

William Plumer was a nineteenth century Southern Presbyterian pastor-teacher who knew the gospel, the Scriptures, and how to speak beautiful words of life to God’s people. Meditate on the following, the product of Plumer’s meditation upon the glories of Christ’s work (from his book, The Grace of Christ):

“Our Lord Jesus Christ became incarnate, was made under the law, lived, acted, obeyed, suffered died and rose again for his people. He came down to earth

that they might go up to heaven.

He suffered

that they might reign.

He became a servant

that they might become kings and priests unto God.

He died

that they might live.

He bore the cross

that their enmity might be slain, and their sins expiated.

He loved them

that they might love God.

He was rich and became poor

that they, who were poor, might be made rich.

He descended into the lower parts of the earth

that they might sit in heavenly places.

He emptied himself

that they might be filled with all the fullness of God.

He took upon him human nature

that they might be partakers of the divine nature.

He made flesh his dwelling place

that they might be an habitation of God through the Spirit.

He made himself of no reputation,

that they might wear his new name, and be counted an eternal excellency.

He became a worm, and no man,

that they, who were sinful worms, might be made equal to the angels.

He bore the curse of a broken covenant

that they might partake of all the blessings of the everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure.

Though heir of all things, he was willingly despised of the people,

that they, who were justly condemned, might obtain and inheritance that is incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away.

His death was a satisfaction to divine justice, a ransom for many, a propitiation for sin, a sweet smelling savour to God,

that we, who were an offense to God, might become his sons and daughters.

He was made sin for his people

that they might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

More to come along these same lines….



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