Psalm 147:10: His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man . . .
But you see, there was one Man in whose legs God took ultimate pleasure and delight! And His name is Jesus Christ – the God Man!
Psalm 1:1: Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners . . .
Jesus is the only One who ever lived who never walked in the counsel of the wicked, and who never stood in the way of sinners! Oh the beautiful legs of Jesus!! . . . the perfect fear of Jesus! . . the perfect hope of Jesus! In these legs, God the Father was well pleased!
And yet, it was these beautiful legs – this perfect, fearing God alone; hoping in God alone Man – the one Man Who did not deserve to die – the one Man Who needed no mercy – it was this Man Who was shown no mercy on that cross as the Father counted Him to be sin and crushed Him in our place so that if we repent and believe in Him, we might be forgiven of all our sins and become the righteousness of God in Him!
Hear these wonderful words from the hymn writer:
Thy mercy is Jesus exempts me from hell;
Its glories I'll sing, and its wonders I'll tell;
'Twas Jesus my all, as He hung on the tree,
Who opened the channel of mercy for me.
For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather