Special Promises for Saddened Sinners

Come unto Me… – Matthew 11:28

…whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. – Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13

How precious is that word, “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Is not that made for you, ye burdened and laboring sinners? What say you to that gracious word- “When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I, the Lord, will hear them, I the God of Jacob will not forsake them?” Is there no light in that word of love- “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon?” Is there no music in this passage- “Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delighteth in mercy. He will turn again; He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” I recollect when my soul was stayed for weeks on that one short word, “Whosoever calleth upon the Lord, shall be saved.” I knew I did call on His name, and therefore I hoped to see His salvation. Many have laid hold and rested themselves on this faithful saying, “Him that cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast out.” He will receive any “him” or “her” in all the world that comes, be he or she ever so defiled. That also is a rich word, “He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him (Jesus), seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.” What a word was that of our Master when He commanded His disciples to preach the gospel to every creature, beginning at Jerusalem. They were to commence their labors amongst His murderers, amongst hypocritical Pharisees and proud Herodians; they were to begin where the devil reigned most supreme, and to present Christ to the worst sinners first. See you, then, that great sinners, so far from being excluded, are just those to whom the good news is to be first published. Be of good comfort, then, ye that sit in darkness: there are special promises for you. ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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