The Lord Jesus Became Poor

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. - 2 Corinthians 8:9 -

The Lord Jesus Christ was eternally rich, glorious, and exalted.

Yet for our sakes He became poor.

It was impossible for our Divine Lord to have fellowship with us unless He had imparted to us His own abounding wealth, and had become poor to make us rich.

Had He remained upon His throne of glory, and had we continued in the ruins of the fall without receiving His salvation, there would be no communion with Him.

It was necessary that the righteous Saviour should give to His sinning brethren His own perfection.

It was necessary that we, the poor and guilty, should receive His fulness of grace.

Only then could we be able to embrace each other in true and hearty fellowship.

Jesus must clothe His people in His own garments before He can admit them into His palace of glory.

He must wash them in His own blood, or else they will be too defiled for the embrace of His fellowship.

Here is love!

That for our sake the Lord Jesus became poor that He might lift us up into communion with Himself.