“Centuries before the man of Uz had wrestled with the problem of the Almighty’s dealings with men as personalised in his own tragedy.
Now in Christ, Forsyth says, God has givien his answer to Job’s demand that he should vindicate his ways with men.
His answer is in a person who is in history yet above it.
The answer is not a mere revelation; it is a redeptive act and a moral victory which has in principle recovered the race.
The Vindicator has stood on the earth. He is Christ crucified, risen and regnant, the eternal Son of God.
In his work the dread knot created by God’s holiness and man’s sin and drawn into a tight ‘snarl’ by mankind’s misuse of its God-given freedom, has been undone.
And God’s undoing of it in his Son’s cross provides the key to all his dealings with men, as it gives us his master-clue to his final destiny for the world and the race – a moral sovereignty without end, a recreated humanity, and a consummation of all things in the eternal kingdom of God.”
P. T. Forsyth, Per Crucem ad Lucem, by A. M. Hunter, pg.112
From my garden in 2014 (I think it’s a sunflower)!
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