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.
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