a motive for worship

John Owen says this on the incarnation of God the Son:

“His infinite condescension, in the assumption of our nature, did no way divest him of his divine essential excellencies. For a time, they were shadowed and veiled thereby from the eyes of men, when he ‘made himself of no reputation, and took on him the form of a servant.’ But he eternally and unchangeably continued ‘in the form of God,’ and ‘thought it not robbery to be equal with God.’ He can no more really and essentially, by any act of condescension or humiliation, cease to be God, than God can cease to be. Wherefore, his being clothed with our nature derogates nothing from the true reason of divine worship due unto him, but adds an effectual motive unto it.”

All the angels of God were to worship him when he was brought into the world, Heb 1:6, and will not sinners worship him too, if we know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end…

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