“Reproach Hath Broken My Heart”

“Reproach hath broken my heart.”  (Psalm 69:20)

When the Son of God assumed our nature, though untainted by the fall and without sin, He came as the sinner’s Surety. He took upon Him the curse for sin. He was first made sin (2nd Corinthians 5:21) and then a curse for us (Galatisns 3:13). As such, He was invested with everything belonging to the frailties of our nature, which might expose that nature to sorrow and suffering and death. The sentence of the fall was, “Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” (Genesis 3:1). The curse seizing the sinner’s Surety, He sustained everything of sorrow which belonged to God’s curse against sin.

Robert Hawker

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