For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him.…
I. CHRIST'S RELATION TO THE FATHER AND TO MAN.
1. The excellency of Christ above all other ambassadors is that He is the Son and they are but servants.
2. Christ is the object of the Father's love in a peculiar way: as a Son, and not a servant in respect of His Person; and as Mediator, He is pointed out as the beloved Son in whom God will be found well pleased (Matthew 3:17); as He who is beloved, and hath purchased love to others because of His death (John 10:17) (so willing was the Father to be reconciled), as He whose being beloved answereth our being unworthy of love, and is a pledge of the Father's love to us (John 17:23).
3. In carrying on the redemption of sinners, as the matter is accorded betwixt the Father and the Son, so the redeemed are not left to themselves, but are put on Christ's hand, to purchase and be forthcoming for them; and all things are concredited to Him that may tend to their good. Under "all things" we are to comprehend the elect themselves, together with all the gills and graces of the Spirit (ver. 34) needful for their conversion and salvation, which are not entrusted to ourselves, but to Him who can keep us And them, and let them out as we need; and a dominion over all things that may contribute to help or hinder His people's happiness, that He may order them so as may be for their good. And this power He hath as God with the Father, and as Man and Mediator, by donation and gift from the Father (Matthew 11:27; Matthew 28:18). And thus the believer's happiness is firm, being transacted between such parties, the Father being satisfied in the Mediator, and they entrusted to Him whose dear purchase they are, and therefore He will not lose them, who hath capacity to receive their furniture far above what they could hold, power to maintain, wisdom to guide and dispense their allowance, dominion to curb all enemies and opposition, and a commission and charge to be answerable for them. All which may invite us to be content that we be nothing, and that we and all our furniture be in His hand.
Parallel VersesKJV: For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.