Monday, March 7, 2011

Songs of Salvation

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners! (1 Timothy 1:15)

"Begin, at once, the songs which shall never cease! The saints shall never [be] done singing, for they remember that they were sinners. Come, poor sinner, out of the depths extol him who descended into the depths for you! Chief of sinners, adore him who is to you the Chief among 10,000 and the altogether Lovely! You black sinners who have gone to the very brink of damnation by your abomimable sins, rise to the utmost heights of enthusiastic joy in Jesus your Lord! Put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven you - and at the receipt of such a pardon - you shall burst out into new-made doxologies to God your Savior!

Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. O you guiltiest of the guilty, the Apostle Paul speaks to you and stands before you as the bearer of God's white flag of mercy! Surrender to the King eternal and there is pardon for you, and deliverance from the wrath to come!" (C.H. Spurgeon)

Grace upon grace,
JRL

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