Monday, 22 April 2013


"Think on these things"   I think of Christ as True
In every sense in which the word is used;
The Lord was faithful however men traduced
His righteous Name, constant though He was bruised;
No unconformity can be adduced
From Bethany to the discordant troops;
The hand that struck the chord found all in tune:
In every word He manifested good
And every act was in itself a proof
Of Who was there from manger until tomb:
As He now is the majesty accrues
That Jesus Christ is, in Himself, the Truth.

I have taken a line from the magnificent passage of J N Darby:

In a word, then, His humanity was perfect, all subject to God, all in immediate answer to His will, and the expression of it, and so necessarily in harmony. The hand that struck the chord found all in tune: all answered to the mind of Him whose thoughts of grace and holiness, of goodness, yet of judgment of evil, whose fulness of blessing in goodness were sounds of sweetness to every weary ear, and found in Christ their only expression. Every element, every faculty in His humanity, responded to the impulse which the divine will gave to it, and then ceased in a tranquillity in which self had no place. Such was Christ in human nature. While firm where need demanded, meekness was what essentially characterised Him as to contrast with others, because He was in the presence of God, His God, and all that in the midst of evil, -- His voice was not heard in the street, -- for joy can break forth in louder strains when all shall echo, "Praise his name, his glory."  Darby; Synopsis Leviticus


1 comment:

I'm glad to hear how this strikes you!