Love Found A Way            

Job 33:24

God’s purpose of grace in predestination, and his execution of that purpose in providence is according to his sovereign choice of his people unto salvation in Christ before the world began in eternal election (Eph. 1:4; 2 Thess. 2:13-14; 1 Pet. 1:2). Here is one of many subtle displays of the distinct Persons within the Godhead. The Father chose us to salvation in the Son and through the sanctification of the Spirit to the obtaining of the glory of Christ.

Not only did the Lord God choose to save us, our heavenly Father found a way to save us that is altogether consistent with and honoring to his own glorious holiness, justice, and truth.

            Love chose us; but justice demanded satisfaction. Mercy resolved to spare us; but truth said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” Grace cried, “Forgive!” But holiness insisted, “Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord. It must be perfect to be accepted.”

            Our heavenly Father, looked on his darling Son (who was willing to live as a man and die as a Substitute for us); and the Father himself willing to sacrifice his dear Son for us, looked upon his chosen and said, Eureka! Looking upon the whole, innumerable multitude of his elect as one in Christ, he was gracious and cried, "Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom."

            "Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people. I have found David (Christ) my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven" (Ps. 89:19-29).

“Love found a way to redeem my soul,

Love found a way that could make me whole;

Love sent my Lord to the cross of shame,

Love found a away - O praise His name!”

            The gospel we preach has the stamp of Divinity upon it. No form of religion in the world, except that which is found in the Book of God, sets forth salvation by God himself sacrificing his own darling Son in the place of sinners. No man ever invented such a thing. Substitutionary atonement for chosen sinners by the incarnate God could never have been conceived, except in the mind of God’s infinite wisdom. The gospel we preach sprang from the heart of that God whose name is “Love!”


Don Fortner