Posted by: SandreS | February 4, 2012

The Treatment of Mankind

What is man, that You are mindful of him? Or the son of man, that You visit him? (Hebrews 2:6).

Yesterday we looked at God’s concern and care of animals. Of course, if God does so care for animals, does He not also care for the welfare of human beings even more?

When Christ spoke of those five sparrows, notice what He said also immediately afterward:

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows (Luke 12:7).

A little later, in the same chapter, our Lord said,

Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them: how much more are you better than the fowls? (Luke 12:24).

God’s love and care for mankind is so great that, He, the “Savior of all men” (I Timothy 4:10), has assured that they are eternally cared for through the Son of His Love, Who, as His provision, is the “Savior of the world” (John 4:42).

All who were lost in the first Adam will be restored in the last Adam. None of His creation will be eternally lost.

The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a life-giving spirit (I Corinthians 15:45).

By the offense of one judgment came on all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came on all men to justification of life (Romans 5:18).

Salvation is not of man – it is totally of God.

Salvation is of the Lord (Jonah 2:9).

God, and God alone, will see to salvation’s full and complete accomplishment for “every man” – all in God’s Own timing – “every man in his own order.”

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive; but every man in his own order (I Corinthians 15:22-23).

Here is the real Good News:

Having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things to Himself; by Him, I say, whether they are things in earth, or things in heaven (Colossians 1:20).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.

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