Monday, October 19, 2009
THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD
The Spirit of God in a man's bosom searches the deep things of God, so as to lead him into a spiritual and experimental knowledge of them. What a depth in the blood of Christ-how it "cleanses from all sin," - even millions of millions of the foulest sins of the foulest sinners!
What a depth in His bleeding, dying love, that could stoop so low to lift us so high!
What a depth in His pity and compassion to extend itself to such guilty, vile transgressors as we are!
What depth in His rich, free, and sovereign grace, that it should super-abound over all our aggravated iniquities, enormities, and vile abominations!
What depth in His sufferings-that He should have voluntarily put Himself under such a load of guilt, such out-breakings of the wrath of God-as He felt in His holy soul when He stood in our place to redeem poor sinners from the bottomless pit-that those who deserved hell, should be lifted up into the enjoyment of heaven!
By J.C. Philpot