The heart of Jesus

[Via Ray Ortlund]

‘I am meek and lowly in heart.”  Matthew 11:29

“Our Savior, who never sought the praise of man, says of himself ‘I am meek,’ because he desired to remove the fears of those who trembled to approach him, and he would win the allegiance of those who feared to become his followers, lest his service should prove too severe.  He, in effect, cried, ‘Come to me, ye offending men, ye who feel your unworthiness, ye who think that your transgressions may provoke my anger.  Come to me, for I am meek.’”

C. H. Spurgeon, The Treasury of the New Testament (Grand Rapids, 1950), I:178.

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