The Preciousness of Christ

1. The Lord Jesus Christ is precious in His essence. (John 1:1)

2. His condescension was precious, for not only was a child born, but a son was given. (Isaiah 9:6)

3. The life of Christ was precious in thought, word, and deed and always the delight of His Father to behold. (Matthew 3:17)

4. Christ’s apprehension by wicked hands and the false accusations against His impeccable character was even precious in the sense that Almighty God’s purpose was being accomplished. (Acts 4:27-28)

5. The death of Christ was precious because the justice of God was satisfied against the sin debt of His elect whom the Father foreknew with an everlasting love and were redeemed with Christ’s precious blood. (1 Peter 1:18-19)

6. Christ’s burial and resurrection was precious in that the believer is now dead to sin’s dominion. The sting of death and the grave’s victory has been swallowed up in victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:55-57) and we now have been made the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).

7. Christ’s ascension was precious, for being received up into glory, He now as our advocate ever lives to make intercession for His people by pleading His own efficacious work. (Hebrews 7:25)

“Unto you therefore which believe, he is precious.”
(1 Peter 2:7)

By Marvin Stalnaker

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