Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spurgeon Quotes on the sovereignty and love of God

I get a an email devotional each morning (from e-word) which includes a quote from Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Last week he had some great words for those who would make up a god to serve their own 'felt needs' yet not a Lord to submit to as a slave.

Men have no objection to a god who is really no God, a god who shall be the subject of caprice, who shall be a servile follower of their will, who shall be under their control. But a God who speaks and it is done, who commands and it stands fast, a God who does as he will among the armies of heaven and among the inhabitants of this lower world, such a God as this they cannot endure.

Then this week, the 'prince of preachers' reminded me of the amazing, deep love of God, which is shown most gloriously in the death of His only Son. Enjoy...
In the French Revolution there was a young man condemned to the guillotine and shut up in one of the prisons. He was greatly loved by many, but there was one who loved him more than all put together. It was his own father. When the lists were called, the father, whose name was exactly as his son's, answered. And the father rode in the gloomy tumbril out to the place of execution. His head rolled beneath the ax instead of his son's, a victim to mighty love. See here an image of the love of Christ to sinners.

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