Sunday, 7 November 2010
Salvation From One Source Only; Genesis 27:15&38
"And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son" (Genesis 27:15).
Is not this a very apt similitude of Him who assumed our likeness, the likeness as the apostle terms it, of sinful flesh; and was made sin for us, though He knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. Romans 8:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21.
Reader! if you seek a blessing from God your Father, so must you be cloathed in the garment of Jesus, who is indeed our elder brother, and the first born among many brethren.
"And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice and wept" (Genesis 27:38).
No: there are not two Saviours.
Jesus is one, and there is no other; Acts 4:12.
Melancholy consideration in those who can be satisfied in secondary blessings. See Hebrews 12:17.