The Poverty of Christ for Us

“Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has no place to lay His head!” – Matthew 8:20

What an astonishing fact! Here is the Creator of all things without a home. Here is the Ruler of the universe without a habitation. Here is the eternal, immortal King, more destitute than the birds of the air or the beasts of the forest! “Then each one went to his own home, but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.” (John 7:53-8:1) Everyone had a home but Him! What brought Him into these circumstances?

Love! Love for whom? Love for sinners, the vilest, the basest of mankind. Why did He stoop so low? He became poor, that we might become rich. He was without a poor cottage on earth, that we might possess splendor in heaven. He was destitute in time, that we might possess a glorious portion in eternity. Oh, Jesus, how astonishing is Your love.

O my soul, admire, adore, and praise the wondrous love of your beloved Lord.

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich–yet for your sakes He became poor; so that you through His poverty might become rich!” – 2 Corinthians 8:9

– James Smith

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