Do You Love the Gospel?
Jesus’ sacrifice is beautiful. For Christians it is the most amazing event in history. It was the moment when God’s people were vindicated from sin. It was when the perfect savior gave himself up for us. For the Jew it is a stumbling block. For the Gentile it is foolishness. But to us, God’s people, it is beautiful. Charles Spurgeon wrote this about the sacrifice of Christ:
The law of God was more vindicated by the death of Christ than it would have been had all transgressors been sent to Hell. For the Son of God to suffer for sin was a more glorious establishment of the government of God, than for the whole race to suffer. Jesus has borne the death penalty on our behalf. Behold the wonder! There He hangs upon the cross! This is the greatest sight you will ever see. Son of God and Son of Man, there He hangs, bearing pains unutterable, the just for the unjust, to bring us to God. Oh, the glory of that sight! The innocent punished! The Holy One condemned! The Ever-blessed made a curse! The infinitely glorious put to a shameful death! The more I look at the sufferings of the Son of God, the more sure I am that they must meet my case. Why did He suffer, if not to turn aside the penalty from us? If, then, He turned it aside by His death, it is turned aside, and those who believe in Him need not fear it. -Spurgeon, Charles (2009-02-14). Christian Classics: five books by Charles Spurgeon in a single file, with active table of contents, improved 9/21/2010 (Kindle Locations 347-354). B&R Samizdat Express. Kindle Edition.
The holy and perfect Son of Man died in my place. He took my sins on himself and vindicated me. We always hear that sharing the Gospel of Jesus is important but, do you love it? Do you understand the Gospel, build your life around the Gospel, and live out the principles of the Gospel?
These are all questions that we need to contemplate daily and, I pray that all of us grow in our love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ like Spurgeon did.
Thanks for reading.
Posted on March 26, 2012, in Christianity, Life, Theology and tagged Charles Spurgeon, Christianity, evangelism, Gospel, Jesus, life, reformed theology, theology, truth. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.