Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Suppose you are standing outside of a great auction room in London, and you hear a clerk say. "He paid $25 for a picture and another man paid $600,000 for one." You would instantly know quite a lot about the two pictures: The $25 picture may be any one of 10,000 little dogs done by amateur artists who paint sunsets, trees, and seascapes, hoping to get paid for them. The $600,000 picture- was it Rembrandt, Michelangelo, or Raphael? You can judge the painting by the price that is paid for it.

We can judge ourselves by the price Christ paid for us, the depths into which He had to reach in order to save us. Christ died for our sins, and when I learn the price that was paid for our redemption, I form conclusions that are justified from other portions of Scripture- how great was my sinfulness, the depths of my nature, and the height of His love.

-Donald Grey Barnhouse-

3 comments:

Melanie said...

Awesome quote!!
Praise God!

Jason A. Hunsicker said...

This reminds me of the song "Depth of Mercy." How true it is!

Awesome Post!

Nikki said...

That is a thought-provoking quote. Thanks for posting it.