Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Warfield: true man and true God

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!
    —Philippians 2:6-8 (NIV)
    The glory of the Incarnation is that it presents to our adoring gaze, not a humanized God or a deified man, but a true God-man—one who is all that God is and at the same time all that man is: on whose almighty arm we can rest, and to whose human sympathy we can appeal. We cannot afford to lose either the God in the man or the man in the God; our hearts cry out for the complete God-man whom the Scriptures offer us.
    ... Benjamin B. Warfield (1851-1921), Selected Shorter Writings of Benjamin B. Warfield, v. 1, Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co., 1970, p. 166 (see the book)
    See also Phil. 2:6-8; Matt. 28:18; John 3:31; 5:26-27; 20:27-28; Heb. 4:15; Jas. 2:1
Quiet time reflection:
    Jesus, You are my Lord.
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