"Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other." Psalm 85:10
Modern theologians seem to be bent upon making a mockery out of our Redeemer's sacrifice. They have made a substitute for substitution. Their doctrine appears to be that Jesus Christ did something or other, which somehow or other, was in some way or other connected with man's salvation. But David had a better vision of Christ's redeeming work. Looking through the types and shadows of the law, he saw the coming Lamb of God, and sang of GLORIOUS REDEMPTION. He saw that the coming Redeemer King would be God's propitiatory sacrifice, showing his favor to his people. Before it ever took place, he declared the deliverance of the chosen seed.
Looking upon the merits of his coming Redeemer, David sang of the full forgiveness of sin - "Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah. Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger." Then he prophesied of the coming of Christ, declaring that his appearance would be the revelation of divine glory.
Never was the glory of
God more fully revealed than in the substitutionary
sacrifice of Immanuel at