The matchless wisdom of God which devised this system of salvation!
"Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her!" Ephesians 5:25
The more I consider the doctrine of substitution--the more is my soul enamored of the matchless wisdom of God which devised this system of salvation. As for a hazy atonement which atones for everybody in general, and for nobody in particular--an atonement made equally for Judas and for John--I care nothing for it. But a literal, substitutionary sacrifice, Christ vicariously bearing the wrath of God on my behalf--this calms my conscience with regard to the righteous demands of the law of God, and satisfies the instincts of my nature which declare that, as God is just, He must exact the penalty of my guilt!
"I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep!" John 10:11