Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Great Thoughts of Christ

I thought it was about time for another Spurgeon quote. This one hit me across the forehead this morning in providential timing:

This is the royal road to comfort. Great thoughts of your sin alone will drive you to despair; but great thoughts of Christ will pilot you into the haven of peace. "My sins are many, but oh! it is nothing to Jesus to take them all away. The weight of my guilt presses me down as a giant's foot would crush a worm, but it is no more than a grain of dust to him, because he has already borne its curse in his own body on the tree. It will be but a small thing for him to give me full remission, although it will be an infinite blessing for me to receive it.

No wonder I wallow in the depths of despair! I think such small, puny thoughts of the Son of God!

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died-more than that, who was raised--who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Romans 8:32-34

How did I receive such a gift? Why me? Lord, your grace is overwhelming! Please strengthen and increase my weak faith.

-Amber Harrington-


Lana said...

Thanks for the reminder about where our thoughts should be, Amber! What an amazing gift that our great God has given us!

ryan said...

good stuff. man how I shrink my Savior and let sin reign superior. Spurgeon is so quick to dwell on simple truth of gospel: my sin has been defeated "because he has already borne its curse in his own body on the tree." Lord may the truth of Christ Crucified be magnified in my heart.