Can anyone ever know the preciousness of the blood of Christ until first they embrace a full sight and sense of their own sin, accepting their own uncleanness and total depravity? Can we truly come to the cross of Christ in humility and brokenness until first we see what our sins cost our Saviour and the punishment they deserve?
A little light into that dark cellar, a little light into that hole within the soul, a little light cast into that infernal den of our humanity and we soon discern what sin is and seeing it we soon discover that there is no hope of being washed from it except by a sacrifice far greater than what we ourselves could render. Then, and only then does the atonement of Christ become fair and lustrous in our eyes, and we can rejoice with joy unspeakable in that boundless love which led the Saviour to give Himself a ransom for us, “the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.” I Peter 3:18
May the Lord teach us, thundering at us if need be, that the wages of sin is death. May He burn that lesson deep into our souls, that we shall not soon forget the price He paid!
May we all be burden-carriers until we grow weary. May each of us labor after eternal life until our strength fails, and we rejoice – resting in Him who has finished the work, and Who has promised to be all we will ever need when we believe in Him, trusting in Him with our whole heart and with our entire being cry out to Him:
‘nothing in my hand I bring, simply to the cross I cling.
‘Hebrews 9:13-14 “For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctified to the purifying of the flesh: how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
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