How Deep the Father's Love for Us -- Stuart Townend How deep the Father's love for us How vast beyond all measure That He should give His only Son To make a wretch His treasure How great the pain of searing loss The Father turns His face away As wounds which mar the Chosen One Bring many sons to glory Behold the man upon a cross My sin upon His shoulders Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice Call out among the scoffers It was my sin that held Him there Until it was accomplished His dying breath has brought me life I know that it is finished I will not boast in anything No gifts, no power, no wisdom But I will boast in Jesus Christ His death and resurrection Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer But this I know with all my heart His wounds have paid my ransom
We sang this is church this morning and I don’t know that there is a time when I hear it that I am not moved to tears over the vast, immeasurable love of God. The prophet Isaiah, inspired by the Holy Spirit, gave a detailed description of the love of God in his prophecy of the suffering servant in chapter 52:13-53:12. If you are looking for a passage of Scripture to memorize this year, I will heartily recommend this.
Lord, You endured such hostility and pain to pay the ransom for my sin. What love! I worship You. In this New Year I again commit to obey You.
Psa 1:1-6 ESV - 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.