Thursday, November 17, 2011

As we really were

Jesus viewed us as we really were, not as our pride fancies us to be; he saw us to be without God, enemies to our own Creator, dead in trespasses and sins, corrupt, and set on mischief, and even in our occasional cry for good, searching for it with blinded judgment and prejudiced heart, so that we put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. He saw that in us was no good thing, but every possible evil, so that we were lost, — utterly, helplessly, hopelessly lost apart from him: yet viewing us as in that graceless and Godless plight and condition, he died for us.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "For Whom Did Christ Die?," delivered September 6, 1874. Image by Steve Dunleavy on Flickr under Creative Commons License.

1 comment:

edwahzephaniahjoshua said...

How it amazes me that the obvious is articulated and exalted; but the end result unclear to why and the cause of man's falling short of God's glory means. Many preachers end with saying Jesus died for us; and add no insight to what His death really means. Romans 5:12-19 along with Romans 3:22-27 should always accompany the preaching of the faith of Christ according to 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 the purchasing of power to reinstate a renewing of a reestablishing of the glory man through Adam fell short of. The glory man fell short of is easily understood in the reading of, Romans 8:29-30 and 1Corinthians15:42-46, Ephesians 1:4-5, otherwise grace will not be understood and pointless and the keeping of the law resorted to; sincerely edwah zj