Sunday, November 04, 2007

The death of the good shepherd

A gem from Calvin's commentary on John 10. The context is the commandment from the Father that the Son, as the good shepherd, should lay down his life for the sheep:
He recalls us to the eternal counsel of the Father, to teach us that He was so careful for our salvation that He gave over to us His only begotten Son, as great as He is. Christ Himself, who came into the world to be completely obedient to His Father, confirms that in everything His only aim is to think of us.

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