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Ilis poverty, etc. - Deadness to the World - Love and Compassion.
devil; but I honor my Father, and ye do dishonor me. -17: 4 I liare Florified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 53. Christ's perty and self-denial.
Mat. 8: 20 Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birils of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath 200 where to lay his head.
Rom. 15: 2 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification. 3 For even Christ pleased not himself but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
2 Cor. 8: 9 Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Cb ist, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became p or, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Heb. 12: 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finish :r of our faith ; who, for the joy (Gr. Anti — instead of the joy ) that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
59. Ilow did Christ regard the world and its honors ?
Jn. 5: 41 I receive not honor from men.— 16: 33 I have overcome the world. — 18: 36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. [See 626, 743.]
60. Christ's bre and compussion towards mankind.
Mat. 9: 35 Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease among the people. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they sainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.—14: 14 Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. — 15: 32 Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to cat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. — 23: 37 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not !
Jn. 13: 31 A new commandment I give unto you, That yo love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.- 16: 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue
ye in my love.
A J'attern of Condescension.
Ac. 10: 38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the ILoly Glost and with power: who went about doing good, an): healing all that werc oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Rom. 5: 6 When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.' 7 For scarcely for a righteous nian will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.- -8: 37 In all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us.
Ep. 5: 2 Walk in love, as Christ also. hath loved us, and Lath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.
[See 2247, 228, and Invitations and Redemption.] 61. Christ a pattern of condescension.
Mat. 9: 11 When the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners: 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. — 19 14 Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.—20: 27 Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Lk. 22: 27 Whether is greater, be that sitteth at meat or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat ? but I am among you as he that serveth.
Jn. 13: 13 Ye call me Master, and Lord : and ye say well; for so I am.
14 If I then your Lord and Master have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
Ph. 2: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men : 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Ileb. 2: 11 Both he that sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. [See 228.]
His Meekness, Modesty, etc. - diligent in his work – Prayerful.
62. Christ's meekness, forbearance, forgiveness, lowliness, modesty, and patience.
Is. 42: 2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. (Mat. 12: 17—20.] – 50: 6 I
gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the bair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. 53: 7 He was oppressed, and he was afilicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth,
Mat. 11: 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. — 21: 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
Mk. 15: 4 Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. 5 But Jesus yet answered nothing : so that Pilate marvelled.
Lk. 23: 34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do.
2 Cor. 10: 1 I Paul myself beseech you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ.
1 Pet. 2: 21 Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an exam ple, that ye should follow his steps : 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again ; when lie suffered, he threatened not ; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.
[See 482, 198, 660.]
Lk. 2: 49 Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
Jn. 5:17 Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. — 9: 4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Ps. 21: 2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips.
Mat. 14: 23 When he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 26: 36 Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, () my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I
will, but as thou wilt. 42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 44 And went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
Mk. 6: 46 When he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
Lk. 5: 16 He withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. — 6: 12 He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. = 9: 18 As he was alone praying, his disciples were with him. 28 He took Peter, and John, and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. 11: 1 It came to pass, that as he was praying in à certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Jn. 11: 41 Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, 1 thank thee that thou hast heard me: 42 I knew that thog hearest me always. — 14: 15 If ye love me, keep my com. mandments: 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. [See 516.] 65. Christ a preacher.
Ps. 40: 9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation : lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. 10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation : Í have not concealed thy loving kindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
Is. 61:1 The Spirit of the Loru God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek, he hatli sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God. [Lk. 4: 18.]
Mat. 4: 23 Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom. — 7: 28 It came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine. 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. - 13: 54 When he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
A leprover -- his popular fivor
Jn. 7: 14 About the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, Flow knoweth this man letters, having never learned ? 46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man. 66. Christ a scarchiny reprover.
Is. 11: 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his cars: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with cquity for the meek of the earth : and he shall smite the carth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Mal. 3: 2 Who may abide the day of his coming ? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap. 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Lk. 11: 52 Wo unto you, lawyers ! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. — 12: 49 I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it be already kindled?
Jn. 18:37 To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. [See Mat., chapters 5th and 23d, throughout.] [See 610–11.] 67. Christ secured some popular furor.
Mat. 21: 8 A very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way. 9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David : Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna ir the highest. [Mk. 11: 8–10.]
Mk. 12: 12 They sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people.
Lk. 4: 14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. — 5: 15 So much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
Jn. 6: 15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, hie departed