"And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land." - Micah 5:5
What man is this but the Glory-man, the Mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus? And what peace, when all enemies oppose the soul,
but peace in the blood of his cross? Yes, my soul, Jesus is the
wonderful man, who alone could make thy peace. "For as it was by one
man's disobedience many were made sinners; so by the obedience of one
shall many be made righteous." And none but one in our own nature could
redeem that nature; for the right of redemption belonged only to him.
Levit. xxv. 25. And none but one in our nature could atone, could
bleed, could die, and rise again, that he might be the Judge, both of
the dead and living. Oh precious Jesus, how suited wert thou by the
union of thy two natures, as God and man, and God-man, both in one, to
be our glorious Mediator, and to be the Lord our Righteousness! Yes,
precious Lord, God hath said it, and my soul evermore rejoiceth in the
blessed truth: this man, Christ Jesus, shall be my peace, my glory, my
salvation, my refuge, when the Assyrian shall come into our land.