835 God’s Love for Man
1 God’s coming to a filthy land to work is to reveal His holiness; He does this for the sake of His work, that is, He endures great humiliation to work this way in order to save the people of this filthy land. This is for the sake of the witness and it is for all of mankind. What this kind of work allows people to see is God’s righteousness, and it is more able to display God’s supremacy. His greatness and uprightness are shown through the salvation of a group of lowly people that no one thinks much of.
2 Being born in a filthy land does not at all prove that God is lowly; it only allows all of creation to see His greatness and His true love for mankind. The more He does in this way the more it reveals His pure love for man, His flawless love. God is holy and righteous. Even though He was born in a filthy land, and even though He lives with those people who are full of filthiness, just as Jesus lived with sinners in the Age of Grace, isn’t all of His work for the sake of all mankind’s survival? Isn’t it all so that mankind can gain great salvation?
Adapted from “The Significance of Saving the Descendants of Moab”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh