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    December 30, 1908

    “Why the Price?” The Medical Missionary, 17, 52, p. 1029.

    ATJ

    ALONZO T. JONES

    GOD paid a mighty price for sinners. He paid the greatest price that could possibly be paid even by him.MEDM December 30, 1908, page 988.7

    “He gave his only begotten Son;” and “in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”MEDM December 30, 1908, page 988.8

    Now why did he pay that awful price?MEDM December 30, 1908, page 988.9

    Was it because man, of himself, was worth the price? or was it because that which man had lost was worth the price?MEDM December 30, 1908, page 988.10

    It was not because man, in himself, was worth it; for “they are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”MEDM December 30, 1908, page 988.11

    It could be, then, only because what man had lost was of much inestimable value that it was worth all it cost to restore it to him.MEDM December 30, 1908, page 988.12

    Men are apt either to think that because they are worth nothing in themselves, the Lord could not have given so much for them, or else to think that in themselves they are worth all that the Lord paid for them, and therefore they are sufficient of themselves, without God. And Satan does not care which of these views is adopted, as either is effective for his purpose; that is, that they shall not accept the Price.MEDM December 30, 1908, page 988.13

    But while it is true that men, in themselves, are not worth the price that God paid for them, that which man had lost is worth, to men, all that it cost; and God is so abundantly good, so perfectly generous, that he gave all that it is worth, which is the greatest possible price, in order to make it forever sure to men who, of themselves, are worth nothing.MEDM December 30, 1908, page 988.14

    Therefore for men to accept the Price in all its fulness, that they may enjoy, in all its fulness, all that the Price has brought to them, is to do the greatest honor to God,—and the greatest honor to themselves by doing the greatest honor to God.MEDM December 30, 1908, page 988.15

    For the love of God is broader
    Than the measure of man’s mind,
    And the heart of the Eternal
    Is most wonderfully kind!”
    MEDM December 30, 1908, page 988.16

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