Friday, 15 October 2010
Abel, A Picture of Christ; Genesis 4
Do I not see in Abel a type of the blessed Jesus?
Was not Jesus hated, and, at length, murdered by His brethren when, as the great Shepherd of His Father's sheep, He came to seek and save that which was lost?
But oh! how infinitely short Abel falls, in comparison of Jesus.
The blood of Abel cries for vengeance. The blood of Jesus pleads for mercy.
Dearest Lord! in all things it behoves Thee to have the pre-eminence.
May it be my happiness, like Abel, to offer all my poor offerings, in faith, with an eye to Thy blood and righteousness; then will God my Father have respect unto them, and I myself shall be accepted in the Beloved.