But with the Captain of our salvation it was far otherwise. Exalted He shall be with our wills or without them. The boy's position became dangerous, and he was urged to quit it. That He that hath the power of death might be destroyed (Hebrews 2:14).6. The justice of God is satisfied; the law is fulfilled; Satan is subdued; sin is abolished as it binds over to punishment, and is reflected in the conscience by way of accusation; death is slain. "Attitude" (NIV) or "let this mind be in you" (KJV, cf. He came not to do His own will, but His Father's. THE NECESSITY of His becoming a servant for us for our salvation.1. The heinousness of our sins.3. (3) Be clothed therefore with humility, and gird yourself with energy.(J. Christ cannot be the name of God, for God cannot be anointed. They in heaven "cast down their crowns and fall down" and confess Him singing (Revelation 4:10); they under the earth are thrown down and made His footstool (Psalm 110:1); they on earth, as in the midst, partake of both. (3) Our Lord's actions could have obtained no merit, whatever their perfection, had they resulted only from His natural powers. It is esteemed more than any other title of Deity by Him; because His glory is in it joined to our safety. Irons. True, but by a kind of anticipation, for it never had its perfect verification till after the crucifixion. ITS BEING IN APPEARANCE CRIMINAL, as in semblance being an execution of justice on Him. And so we read, "See if there be any sorrow like my sorrow."3. ITS PECULIAR ADVANTAGEOUSNESS TO THE DESIGNS OF OUR LORD IN SUFFERING.1. John 5.30 To the state of an inferior creature, a man, not an angel,2. "No," said he, "my father told me to stay till he came back." At last, when the appointed period arrived, Christ "came after the flesh, born of a woman." So Christ, in the language of the slave, loves to say, "Mine ears hast Thou opened," and adds the reason, "I delight," etc.2. Where was there a Mediator worthy to intercede on our behalf? (c)Universally (Colossians 4:12). Barrow, D. D.1. (1) Otherwise our sins could not be atoned for. How full of reverence to His name! What in reason can be more powerful towards working penitential sorrow and religious fear, and stimulating true obedience?8. A creature is indispensably subjected to the law of its Maker, by virtue of its creatureship and dependence, and is involved in no humiliation. All his offices were derided: His Priestly (Matthew 27:42); His prophetical (Luke 22:64); His Kingly (John 19:2-3). ITS CHARACTERISTICS.1. It is well to drive away superstition, but it will be well not to drive away reverence with it. His death was the completion of His life of obedience.(J. (1) It must be good. We are hence obliged with affection and gratitude to adore each person in the blessed Trinity. But why to this name rather than to that of Christ? "Consider" (NIV), "esteem" (KJV), and "regard" (NRSV) is the Greek verb Exalted He shall be with our wills or without them. ITS BEING MOST SHAMEFUL — a Roman punishment reserved for slaves, answering to the Jewish punishment of hanging up dead bodies. Obedient and yet put to death? His choice of Nazareth as a home, the name of which fastened a stigma and a prejudice upon Him all His days.3. (2) How is this name above all names. Of all the names a Christian can wear there is not one which places him so near his Master as this — a servant of God. Barrow, D. D.1. (2) Whither. The vehemence of His love.2. The boy's position became dangerous, and he was urged to quit it. Meriton, D. D.)The obedience of ChristJ. (b) He had it before. Yet this last virtue is the ground of Christ exulting. In HIS PREMINISTERIAL LIFE.1. Exalted He shall be with our wills or without them. But as this contemplation doth breed sober humility, it should also preserve us from base abjectness of mind; for had not God esteemed us, He would not have debased Himself.6. ITS BEING IN APPEARANCE CRIMINAL, as in semblance being an execution of justice on Him. As a child He was subject to His mother — but if interfered with in His work there were the "Woman; what have I to do with thee?" (3) He farther requires somewhat from the tongue. They had it of men, He of God. "(3) Confess what? This, ignominious in itself, exposed the sufferer to the scorn of the rude vulgar.2. But Christ's obedience was unto —(a) Death. (Galatians 4:4). And why should obedience come to that? Unto humanity had been enough, to servitude were more. (text and following): —I. Unto humanity had been enough, to servitude were more. (1) "He humbled" — so great a person. (2) How are we to serve Him. A cause there is. (Bishop Andrewes.)HumilityJ. All look to the former, very few to the latter; but even so obeyed Christ. The Transfiguration speaks of Sonship and service.8. The vehemence of His love.2. Humbly and meekly — (Isaiah 53:7) — from His expostulation with Judas (Matthew 26:50) to His last prayer (Luke 23:34) all is that of One who, when He suffered He threatened not (1 Peter 2:23).III. His person is out of sight, but His name is left behind that we may do reverence to it. 10. The cross was an ignominious death, and Christ endured it amidst circumstances of aggravated ignominy, nakedness, and scorn. But neither of these possibilities were consistent with the mission of Jesus. Contact Us He was impeached of the highest crimes, and, although innocent, for them suffered death. Where are they, then, who deny any tongue the faculty here granted, or bar any of them the duty here enjoined, that lock up the public confession in some one tongue or two?4. From death. WHAT KIND OF DEATH CHRIST HUMBLED HIMSELF UNTO. In HIS PUBLIC MINISTRY.1. He became subject to death, the penalty of sin. H. Hutchings, M. The merit of the Cross rested on the whole of His life: as He foresaw His passion, so He accepted it.2. Nature, even when pure, cannot purchase a supernatural reward. The name is not the sound but the sense — Him who is named. That His will and testament might be firm and effectual (Hebrews 9:16, 17; Luke 22:20).4. 2. (1) It must be good. Had He suffered by private malice, His obedience had been less remarkable.4. 3. The nature of His kingdom was thereby signified. He "emptied Himself" of His immortality, and the immortal died. or "Who is My mother?"2. To us death is the chalice whose poison has been changed by the chemistry of redeeming love into nectar; to Jesus it was a cup full of the concentrated dregs of woe. We love obedience in a whole skin. )The humiliation of ChristJ. ITS NATURE.1. It is the figure of a warrior before an open grave. Plato says that to approve a man righteous, he must be scourged, tortured, bound, have his eyes burnt out, and, at the close, having suffered all evils, must be impaled. Active and passive.II. Humbly and meekly — (Isaiah 53:7) — from His expostulation with Judas (Matthew 26:50) to His last prayer (Luke 23:34) all is that of One who, when He suffered He threatened not (1 Peter 2:23).III. IN HIS LIFE.1. Irons.I. (2) Whither. ITS PRACTICAL EFFICACY. They had it of men, He of God. (3) It was not Absalom's humility, in show, his heart being full of pride and rebellion. He suffered without the gate (Hebrews 12:12; Leviticus 24:14).3. Justice was exacted of Jesus, and mercy was proffered to man. 5. Nature, even when pure, cannot purchase a supernatural reward. 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