As we draw near to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, consider the following quote from Arthur Pink:
“Through Christ’s obedience and death God magnified his law (Isa. 42:21). The law of God was more honored by the Son’s subjection to it, than it was dishonored by the disobedience of all of Adam’s race.
“God magnified his love by sending forth the Darling of his bosom to redeem worthless worms of the earth.
“He magnified his justice, for when sin (by imputation) was found upon his Son, he called for the sword to smite him (Zech. 13:7).
“He magnified his holiness: his hatred of sin was more clearly shown at the Cross than it will be in the lake of fire.
“He magnified his power by sustaining the Mediator under such a load as was laid upon him.
“He magnified his truth by fulfilling his covenant engagements and bringing forth from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep (Heb. 13:20).
“He magnified his grace by imputing to the ungodly all the merits of Christ.
“This, then, was the prime purpose of God in the Atonement: to magnify himself” (Arthur Pink, The Life of Faith).