One of the Excellencies in Christ’s Person

Thomas Halyburton, The Great Concern of Salvation (Works, p. 121-122):

The art Bible, comprising the Old and new Testaments - with numerous illustrations (1896) (14780709084)When man is made sensible of his own sinfulness, so far will he be from desiring a sight of God, that he will rather faint at the thoughts of it, since he dreads he cannot see him and live. Nay, such is the weakness of man since the fall, that the sight even of a created angel has made some of the most eminent saints exceedingly afraid, as we have instances more than one in the scripture. But there is not that dread in the sight of one that is clothed with flesh, that appears in the likeness even of sinful flesh, Rom. 8:3, as to deter from approaching to him. Nay, on the contrary, will not every one in this case readily draw near, in expectation of relief from such a one, knowing him to be “bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh?” This is one of the excellencies in Christ’s person that ravishes the heart of a sinner that is looking out for relief.

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/87777-An-excellency-in-Christ-to-ravish-the-sinner-s-heart, Comment #1

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