At the Foot of the Cross

…behold, now is the day of salvation. – 2 Corinthians 6:2

Unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood…to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. – Revelation 1:5, 6

Let me stand where I stood in the first moment of my salvation, at the foot of the Savior’s cross, and look up and view the flowing of His soul-redeeming blood, with divine assurance, knowing He has made my peace with God. At this moment, my dear brother, your proper standing is as a sinner saved by blood, looking up to those dear wounds from which your pardon streamed. Have you had many virtues since then? Has the grace of God led you on to add to your faith courage; and to your courage, experience; and to your experience, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity? Yet, for all this, your safest, happiest, holiest, best position, is at the foot of the cross, with none of these things in your hand as the price of your salvation, but looking to your Redeemer, who alone has found a ransom for you. Since the day of your espousal you have committed many sins: dare you look at them without trembling? How often have we grieved our Lord! Our love to Him! Shall we dare to call it love? Our faith in Him, how mixed with unbelief! Our zeal, how dashed with selfishness! Our humility, how stained with pride! Our patience, how spoiled with murmuring! Our every good thing marred and rendered worthless! What a crop of weeds the soil of our heart has produced! When we look within, we see “The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy;” and every unclean bird seeks a lodging-place in our hearts as in a grove of vanities: what shall we then do? Why, come just now with all these sins, and wash once more in that fountain which has lost none of its fullness, and feel the power of that precious blood which has not diminished one whit in its efficacy. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

2 thoughts on “At the Foot of the Cross

  1. The daily renewing, the flowing fountain of His Blood – cleansing us, renovating us and causing us to arise fresh every morning to do His bidding… Blessed be His Holy Name!

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