self-giving

 

April 7, Friday 2017

 

If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me. But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father. -John 10:37-38 

In self-giving, we touch a rhythm not only of all creation but of all being. For the Eternal Word also gives Himself in sacrifice- and that not only on Calvary... From before the foundation of the world He surrenders begotten Deity back to getting Deity in obedience. And as the Son glorifies the Father, so also the Father glorifies the Son... From the highest to the lowest, self exists to be abdicated and, by that abdication, becomes the more truly self, to be thereupon yet the more abdicated, and so forever. This is not a heavenly law we can escape by being earthly, nor an earthly law we can escape by being saved. What is outside the system of self-giving is not earth, nor nature, nor "ordinary life," but simply and solely Hell.

Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.