Tuesday, July 28, 2009

For my sake...

He needed not to have died. If it had been his good pleasure he might have tarried gloriously amongst the songs of angels. He came not to earth to win a crown, because he had none, for all honor and glory are his by right. It was not to earn a dominion, or because he was not Lord of principalities and powers, that he descended from the skies: “Who though he was rich yet for our sakes he became poor, that we, through his poverty, might be made rich.”

From a sermon entitled "The Captive Savior Freeing His People," delivered Novermber 25, 1866. Image by Flemming Christiansen under Creative Commons License.

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