Behold the Man

"Behold the Man!" Jn 14:5

JESUS is presented before thee crowned with thorns, scourged, with His face so marred more than any man's. His blood is flowing, His heart is breaking, and He is a Man of sorrows. Behold Him, then, for in this man, under these circumstances, dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. In Him the love of God centered and shone forth. He is the only foundation of His church's hopes, the only source of eternal salvation. He is Jehovah's first born, His only-begotten Son, the express image of His person. He is thy Substitute, Surety, and Redeemer. He is the holy, harmless, and undefiled Lamb of God; taking away the sin of the world. Behold Him, for He here discloses the depth of His love; and teaches thee patience, meekness, and resignation under insult, suffering, and disgrace. Oh, behold Jesus, and be ashamed of complaining, of repining, or indulging any revengeful feelings. Behold, and imitate! Behold, and love! Behold, and adore!

Wounded head! back plough'd with furrows!
Visage marr'd!--Behold the Man!
Eyes, how dim! how full of sorrows!
Sunk with grief!--Behold the Man!
Lamb of God, led to the slaughter!
Melted, poured out like water:
Should not love my heart inflame,
Viewing Thee, Thou slaughter'd Lamb!