The Condescending Heart of Christ

I am meek and lowly in heart.” —Matthew 11:29

Charles SpurgeonRemember, well, that he who spake these words, is he who said in the twenty-seventh verse, “All things are delivered unto me of my Father.” Yes, he is possessor of all things, and yet says, “I am meek and lowly in heart.” You know, brethren, it is hard to be a man of power, and yet to be meek; to be a king, and to order things after your own will, and yet to be lowly; to be master of all, and to suffer with patience the scoffs and reproaches of those who are not worthy to be put among the dogs of your flock. To have all things delivered to him by God, and yet to be so meek as to endure all manner of contradiction of sinners against himself, to allow sinners to spit in his face, to pluck his hair, and scourge him cruelly; this is matchless and unparalleled meekness and lowliness of heart! Yet such was Jesus Christ: as God, Almighty; and as man most lowly. Having an infinite mediatorial power, with all things delivered to him, yet was our Redeemer “meek and lowly in heart.”

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Delivered Sunday Morning, April 6, 1873
at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 19, Sermon No. 1105
“The Heart of Jesus”

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About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

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