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We understand riches. And we understand poverty. But to choose poverty is beyond us and something we would never do. But that is the heart of the gospel. T he richest person in the universe, of his own free will, became poorer than the poor. Theologians also have a word for this. They call it the incarnation. The idea comes from John which says, "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
In what sense did Cruel World (Cassette) become poor? He left the glories of heaven for the sadness of earth. He became a dependent creature.
He endured rejection and ridicule. He refused to return evil for evil. He was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Two thousand years ago, a man was born contrary to the laws of life. He lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. Then for three years he was an itinerant preacher. He never owned a home, never wrote a book, never held public office. He never went to college and never set foot in a big city. He never traveled miles from the place where he was born.
He possessed none of the usual traits that accompany greatness. He had no credentials but himself. In his infancy he startled a king; in childhood he puzzled doctors; in manhood he ruled the course of nature, walked upon the billows as if on pavement, and hushed the sea to sleep. He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charge for his service. While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied him. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial.
He was nailed on a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for the only piece of property he had on earth—his coat. When he was dead, he was taken down and laid in a borrowed tomb. Why would Jesus choose to live this way? The answer is simple and profound. He became like us because that was the only way he could save us. He didn't mail a letter or shout from heaven.
He did the one thing we could understand. God himself came down and entered the human race. He became poor like us so that forever we would hear him saying, "I love you.
No one took the crown of heaven from his brow. No one removed him from the throne. No one stripped him of his royal robes. He removed his crown of glory that he might wear the crown of thorns. He left his heavenly throne that he might lie in a feeding-trough. He exchanged his royal robes for swaddling clothes. No one forced poverty upon him. He gave up the glories of heaven for the misery of earth that we might share the glories of heaven with him.
If Christ had been born in a palace, the poor would always wonder if God cared about them. But he came as a poor man. What do we see at Bethlehem? A frightened father, an exhausted mother, a dirty stable in wintertime, swaddling clothes and a feeding trough. There he is, ignored by the mighty and powerful—the Deity in Diapers. Immanuel—God with us. It's so simple that you know it must be true. Only God would have done it that way. Here is the purpose of Christmas. He came so that we who were poor might become rich.
How does that happen? Most of you are familiar with the term guilt by association. That means if I hang around with a fellow who has committed a crime, I may be considered guilty also because of my close relationship with him. Turn that concept around and you've got Christmas. It is grace by association. All the grace of God is available to me by virtue of my relationship with Jesus Christ. Think of it, Christ On Welfare - Various - Goodbye. All the riches. All the prestige of his good name is mine.
But someone will say, "You don't deserve that. That's the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. If I deserved it, I wouldn't need Jesus. But through my association with Jesus Christ, suddenly I am a rich man. The theologians have a word for this as well. They call it the doctrine of imputation. It's what happens when I come to Jesus Christ. He takes my sin, and I take his righteousness.
I don't earn it; it is imputed to me. It is credited to my account. That's grace by association. When I come to Jesus Christ, I come as a pauper in the spiritual realm.
My hands are empty, my pockets bare, I have nothing to offer, no claim to make. All my good works are as filthy rags; my resume is filled with failure. All my life I have gone two steps forward and three steps back. When I come to Christ, I am fed, clothed, filled, forgiven, crowned with every good thing. He takes away my rags and puts around me the robe of his righteousness. Everything that was against me is gone.
Everything I lacked, I now have. Once I was poor. Cruel World (Cassette) I am rich. That's the grace of God. And it happened because of Christmas. He who was rich became poor for my sake that I through his poverty might become rich.
I have already mentioned that my name is nowhere on the list of billionaires. But what of it? Spurgeon commented that a rich man on earth has a cistern full of riches, but a poor saint has a fountain of mercy ever flowing Christ On Welfare - Various - Goodbye him. Let that saint draw as much water as he wants, for the fountain will never run out. So I am richer than I think, and so are you. And all because Christ became poor for us. Let us rejoice this year that these things are true, and let us teach them to our children and grandchildren that they may know what this season is all about.
Have you ever heard of a macaronic hymn? It means a hymn containing words and phrases from two different languages. That gives us a clue to the origin of this carol. Mixing two different languages means it probably started as a folk tune of some sort.
Bach used it twice, and Franz Liszt included it in one of his piano suites. As for the carol itself, the jubilant tone reminds us Christmas ought to be the most joyous season of the year: Good Christian men, rejoice with heart and soul, and voice; Give ye heed to what we say: News!
Jesus Christ is born today; Ox and ass before Him bow; and He is in the manger now. Christ is born today! The second verse reminds us why Christ came: Good Christian men, rejoice, with heart and soul and voice; Now ye hear of endless bliss: Joy! Jesus Christ was born for this! He has opened the heavenly door, and man is blest forevermore. Christ was born for this! The final verse gives us the gospel promise of everlasting life: Good Christian men, rejoice, with heart and soul and voice; Now ye need not fear the grave: Peace!
Jesus Christ was born to save! Calls you one and calls you all, to gain His everlasting hall. Christ was born to save! I know that for some people, Christmas can be a hard season of the year, especially when things have not worked out the way we hoped they would. While I would not minimize the sadness of life, 2 Corinthians reminds us of a truth that is both deeper and higher than the disappointments of this messed-up world. We who were poor have been made rich by Christ who became poor for our sake.
If you belong to Jesus, then Christmas belongs to you. Because Christ became poor, we are now the richest people in the world. We were naked, and you clothed us.
We were hungry, and you fed us. We were thirsty, and you gave us living water. We were poor, and you made us rich. We were guilty, and you forgave us. We were lost, and you found us. We were dying, and you saved us. Glory to your name forever! Do you have any thoughts or questions about this post?
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