Sin will yield to nothing less potent—than the blood of Him whom God has set forth as an atoning sacrifice.
You are as deep in debt as you can be—to every attribute of God. To God you owe yourself, and all you have—yield yourself as a living sacrifice, it is but your reasonable service.
He is Alpha, and He shall be Omega also! He is first, and He shall be last. Therefore, remember, when you shall pass through the valley of the shadow of death—you need fear no evil, for He is with you! When you shall stand in the cold floods of Jordan, you need not fear, for death cannot separate you from His love!
He who knows the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit as he should know them—never sets one before another in his love; he sees them at Bethlehem, at Gethsemane, and on Calvary—all equally engaged in the work of salvation.
God has spoken to us, let us speak to God—either to set our seal that God is true and faithful to His promise, or to confess the sin of which the Spirit of God has convinced us, or to acknowledge the mercy which God’s providence has given, or to express assent to the great truths which God the Holy Spirit has opened to our understanding.
All the bread your soul has eaten—has come down from heaven; and all the water of which it has drank—has flowed from the living rock—Christ Jesus the Lord.
The journey of death may be dark—but we may go forth on it fearlessly, knowing that God is with us as we walk through the gloomy valley, and therefore we need fear no evil. We shall be departing from all we have known and loved here—but we shall be going to our Father’s house—to our Father’s home, where Jesus is—to that royal “city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”
Christian, meditate much on heaven—it will help you to press on, and to forget the toil of the way. This valley of tears is but the pathway to the better country! This present world of woe is but the stepping-stone to a world of bliss.
We are not called down to the grave—but up to the skies. Our heaven-born spirits should long for their native air.
Many people, if they are asked what they understand by salvation, will reply, “Being saved from hell—and taken to heaven.” This is one result of salvation—but it is not one tenth of what is contained in that blessing. It is true our Lord Jesus Christ does redeem all His people from the wrath to come; He saves them from the fearful condemnation which their sins had brought upon them; but His triumph is far more complete than this. He saves His people “from their sins.”
Where Christ works a saving work—He casts Satan from his throne, and will not let him be master any longer.
No man is a true Christian—if sin reigns in his mortal body. Sin will be in us—it will never be utterly expelled, until the spirit enters glory; but it will never have dominion.
Learn from David—to take no step without God. Christian, if you would know the path of duty, take God for your compass; if you would steer your ship through the dark billows, put the help into the hand of the Almighty. Many a rock might be escaped, if we would let our Father take the helm; many a shoal or quicksand we might well avoid, if we would leave to His sovereign will—to choose and to command.
The Puritan said, “As sure as ever a Christian carves for himself, he’ll cut his own fingers;” this is a great truth.
God had one Son without sin—but He has no son without temptation. The natural man is born to trouble—as the sparks fly upwards; and the Christian man is born to temptation, just as certainly.
Against the justified man—no sin remains, the great transaction of the cross has eternally removed His transgressions from him.