[b]All to save you from wrath to come![/b]
(Brooks, "The Golden Key to Open Hidden Treasures")
Christians, spend your days in admiring the transcendent love
of Christ--in undergoing hellish punishments in your stead! Oh
pray, pray hard that you "may be able to comprehend what is
the breadth, and length, and depth, and height of that love of
Christ, which passes knowledge!" Ephesians 3: 18-19
The love of Christ put Him upon these bodily and spiritual
sufferings--which were so exceeding great, acute, extreme,
and universal--and all to save you from wrath to come!
His miseries, sorrows, and sufferings are unparalleled, and
therefore Christians have the more cause to lose themselves
in the contemplation of His matchless love. Oh, bless Christ!
Oh, kiss Christ! Oh, embrace Christ! Oh, cleave to Christ!
Oh, follow Christ! Oh, walk with Christ! Oh, long for Christ
--who for your sakes has undergone insupportable wrath
and most hellish torments!
Oh, look up to dear Jesus, and say, "O blessed Jesus,
You were accursed--that I might be blessed! You were
condemned--that I might be justified! You underwent
the very torments of hell--that I might forever enjoy
the pleasures of heaven! Therefore I cannot but dearly
love You, and highly esteem You, and greatly honor
You, and earnestly long after You!"
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon