Himself He Cannot Save

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DID you ever think that these words have a deep and solemn meaning? Spoken as they were by a mocking crowd—and addressed to the blessed Jesus as He hung upon the cross! Did you ever think, that if the Lord Jesus had saved Himself, we could never have been saved?
Do you ever think of the agony He endured whilst hanging on that cross? God's face was hidden from Him—a cruel, mocking crowd stood around Him, taunting Him, "He saved others; Himself He cannot save." And again, "He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He will have Him.”
But God, in His wondrous grace, allowed that precious One, who so willingly laid down His life for us, to be nailed to the cross. Allowed, if I may so speak, those mocking words to be uttered, only that they might bring out His love in greater power.
Reader ponder over these words in your heart, "Himself He cannot save." If you are a believer in the Lord Jesus may they speak to you afresh of His love, and show you more fully what it cost that precious Lamb of God to save us from hell!
If you are still an unbeliever, think of Him hanging there upon the cross, bearing all the wrath of God What, can you think of His great love for sinners, and yet refuse Him? Oh, yield yourself entirely to Him, and you will find He is the only One worthy of your trust and love. N. N.