Many do an evil thing with daring, yet cannot bear to hear of it afterward, or to have it charged upon them. We cannot expect to be redeemed and healed by Christ, unless we give up ourselves to be ruled by Him.
Faith takes the Savior in all his offices, who come, not to save us in our sins, but to save us from our sins – Hebrews 11: 1 “… is the assurance ( the confirmation, title-deed ) of the things ( we ) do not see and the conviction of their reality ( faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses ) “
Had Christ been exalted to give dominion to Israel, the Chief priests would have welcomed Him. But repentance and remission of sins are blessing they neither valued nor saw their need of; therefore they, by no mean, admitted his doctrine.
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