Friday, April 6, 2012
Sin was put away upon the tree
There was a time when we were parted from God; we were without God, being alienated from him by wicked works... He is of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, neither can evil dwell with him. That strict justice with which he rules the world requires that he should hide his face from a sinful generation. God who looks with complacency upon guilty men is not the God of the Bible, who is in multitudes of places set forth as burning with indignation against the wicked. “The wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.”
But, now the sin which separated us from God has been put away by the blessed sacrifice of Christ upon the tree, and the righteousness, the absence of which must have caused a gulf between unrighteous man and righteous God, that righteousness, I say, has been found, for Jesus has brought in everlasting righteousness.
From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "," delivered. Image by Linda Cronin on Flickr under Creative Commons License.