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Focus Verse of the Week

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Classic Commentary

Who is this Son? Even he who is the Son of God, his own Son, his only begotten Son, his beloved Son, the dear Son of his love. All of this reveals his love in the gift Jesus, who was to be the covenant and Lord, to be the Savior of us, and a sacrifice for us by delivering him up into the hands of men, trial, and death. This is a free gift of God's love, a very large and comprehensive one; it is unparalleled and unspeakable, unchangeable and irreversible.

(Adapted from John Gills's Exposition of the Bible.)

A Thought to Keep

May your mind be on the Son of God this week as you celebrate His birth and remember His sacrifice for us.