Of Christ the Mediator.
Chapter 8, Paragraph 4.
“This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake,…“
Jesus chose to be our mediator. Not out of compulsion, not out of fear, not begrudgingly, but freely and willingly. We know this because Scripture tells us that Jesus delighted to do His Father’s will. How often as Christians do we desire to do what God commands, and yet we fall so short? But Christ never wavered in His commitment to the Father.
In our cynical, fallen world, we eye such lavish generosity with suspicion. Usually there is an ulterior motive, a catch. There was no hidden motive behind Jesus’ willingness to fulfill the office of mediator. He loved His sheep. He loved His Father. To reconcile the two was His delight. “So free, so infinite His grace!”
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
– Philippians 2:5-8
Questions to Consider
- How does knowing that Jesus willingly served as mediator affect your view of Him?