RAISED FROM THE DUNGHILL

Ps.113:5-7- Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwells on high, who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill.

It is impossible to fully understand the magnitude of the incarnation of Christ. God became a human being, the Creator entered His Creation, The Word of God became flesh and came to live among us. In today’s verse David is pointing toward the incredible condescension of Christ. Although He has existed as God from eternity He humbled Himself to be the supposed son of a carpenter and live in an obscure village. Why did He do this? He saw us in our mess. We had ruined our lives and, according to David, had made our home on a dunghill of our own making. He saw us in our troubles and entered into our humanity to love us and bring us out of our trouble. Here is how Charles Spurgeon describes it.

“How great a stoop from the height of his throne to a dunghill! How wonderful that power which occupies itself in lifting up beggars, all befouled with the filthiness in which they lay! For he lifts them out of the dunghill, not disdaining to search them out from amidst the base things of the earth that he may by their means bring to nought the great ones, and pour contempt upon all human glorying. What a dunghill was that upon which we lay by nature! What a mass of corruption is our original estate! What a heap of loathsomeness we have accumulated by our sinful lives! What reeking abominations surround us in the society of our fellow men! We could never have risen out of all this by our own efforts, it was a sepulcher in which we saw corruption, and were as dead men. Almighty were the arms which lifted us, which are still lifting us, and will lift us into the perfection of heaven itself.”

So what dunghill have you been living on? He has made a way not only to deliver us from our pile of you know what, He has brought us into His family. We were once alienated from Him and now we are sons and daughters seated in heavenly place with Him.

3 Replies to “RAISED FROM THE DUNGHILL”

  1. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
    For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
    He raises us up….To Victory!
    So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
    1 Co 15:50-55.

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