Monday, July 06, 2009

Creation and Redemption

Great was the work of creation—but greater was the
work of redemption. The glory of the redemption was
greater than the glory of the creation. Great wisdom
was seen in making us—but more miraculous wisdom
in saving us.

Great power was seen in bringing us out
of nothing—but greater power in helping us when we
were worse than nothing.

It cost more to redeem than
to create us.

In creation it was but speaking a word; in
redeeming there was shedding of blood! Creation was
the work of God's fingers, Psalm 8:3, redemption was
the work of His arm. Luke 1:51. In creation, God gave
us ourselves; in the redemption, He gave us Himself.

By creation, we have life in Adam; by redemption, we
have life in Christ.

By creation, we had a right to earth;
by redemption, we have a title to a heavenly kingdom.

Thomas Watson

4 comments:

Paul Latour said...

Love it.

Steve Martin said...

Excellent!

Thanks, Wayne!

Ike said...

Yes....it takes more power of God to raise one dead sinner than all the power of creation. We need to start believing this...then "we" won't succumb to trickery and device. It's time these little preacher boys stop building their little empires on the backs of the unregenerate and get back to preaching the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Quit saying it's "easy"!!!! It's so hard...only He can do it!!!!

Sorry...I don't know if it's too much coffee today or too much Paul Washer......gotta be the coffee because I can listen to Washer all day long.

Wayne Dawg said...

Tell it like it is brother Ike!