Monday, January 30, 2006

Adoring the Meek & Lowly Heart of Jesus

Excerpted from the sermon, "The Heart of Jesus," by Charles H. Spurgeon

“I am meek and lowly in heart” (Matthew 11:29) is the only place in the whole Bible where the heart of Jesus is distinctly mentioned.  Both meekness and lowliness belong to the gentle sort of virtues, and are not valued by the busy, impatient men of this world.

Jesus is gentle, tender and condescending.  [[He is the pure expression of that fruit of the Spirit, gentleness]] What a divine blending of Glory and Grace! Omnipotent, yet lowly!  Eternal God, yet a patient sufferer!  King of kings, and Lord of lords, yet “meek and lowly in heart!”
Jesus owns and rules over everything and is the heir of all things, and yet says, “I am meek and lowly in heart.” It is hard to be a man of power and yet to be meek.  But Jesus Christ is Mankinds' universal Judge, with eyes like flames of fire burning up the stubble and purifying the gold and yet meek and lowly. He is the almighty ruler of all mankind and soon will judge both angels and men, yet he could say during his brief incarnation on the Earth, “I am meek and lowly in heart.”

It is most likely that His meekness and lowliness are derived from His Glorious Greatness; the powerful paradox that the meekest in the world are the strongest in the world.  The angry are weak, the patient are strong; the infinite heart of Jesus is a meek heart, partly because it is infinite.  Oh, the joyful thought to think that the universe is ruled by the meek and lowly Heart of our Beloved Lord Jesus.  [[Let's pause to adore these Attributes of the Heart of Jesus.]]

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