Here’s the 4th abridged extract from Ebenezer Erskine’s 10 point sermon on 10 ways in which God in Christ is a God of love:
4. God in Christ is a God matching with us, and betrothing us unto himself in loving kindness; and does not this say, that he is a God of love ? There is a twofold match that the great and infinite JEHOVAH has made with Adam’s family.
(1.) He matches with our nature by a personal union in the person of his eternal Son; he marries our nature; …”God is manifested in the flesh !” …
(2.) Another match lie makes with us, is, by, taking us actually under the bond of a marriage relation. …therefore he first comes on a level with us, by taking on our nature, that so the inequality of the persons might be no stop: he becomes our husband, and we his spouse and bride.