Sibbes - HP S2575 .S5 1825

2 THE BRUISED REED Matthew~ as fulfilled now in Christ, wherein is propounded, I. The calling of Christ to his office : •' II. The execution of it. 1. His calling. God styleth him his righteous servant, &c. Christ was God's servant in the greatest piece of service that ever was; a chosen, and a choice servant. He did, and suffered all by commission from the Father; wherein we may see the great love of God' to us, who counts the work of our salvation by Christ the greatest service, and he will put his only beloved Son to that service. He might well prefix " behold," to raise up our thoughts to the highest pitch of attention and admiration. In time of temptation, misgiving consciences look so muc1i to the present trouble, that they need be roused to behold him1 in whom they may find rest for their distressed souls: in temptation, it is safest to behold nothing but Christ, the true Brazen Serpent, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sins of the world. This saving object hath a special influence of comfort I on the soul, especially if we look not only o.n ~im,, but upon the Father's authority