Thursday, July 17, 2008

"Let No Sin Escape"

Every day I get Spurgeon in my inbox. Unfortunately I do not always read and ponder these emails like I should. But today I took the time to read. Truth for Life has an email list that you can sign up for that sends you a piece of Spurgeon's Morning and Evening every day. I pray that it convicts you like it did me. May God be pleased to keep Calvary in our constant view as we do battle against our sins.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

1 Kings 18:40

When the prophet Elijah had received the answer to his prayer, and the fire from heaven had consumed the sacrifice in the presence of all the people, he called upon the assembled Israelites to take the priests of Baal and sternly cried, "Let not one of them escape." He took them all down to the brook Kishon and slew them there. So must it be with our sins-they are all doomed; not one must be preserved. Our darling sin must die. Do not spare it because it cries. Strike though it be as dear as a beloved son. Strike, for God struck at sin when it was laid upon His own Son. With stern unflinching purpose you must condemn to death that sin that was once the idol of your heart. Do you ask how you are to accomplish this? Jesus will be your power. You have grace to overcome sin, given you in the covenant of grace; you have strength to win the victory in the crusade against inward lusts because Christ Jesus has promised to be with you even unto the end. If you would triumph over darkness, set yourself in the presence of the Sun of Righteousness. There is no place so well adapted for the discovery of sin and recovery from its power and guilt as the immediate presence of God. Job never knew how to get rid of sin half as well as he did when his eye of faith rested upon God, and then he abhorred himself and repented in dust and ashes. The fine gold of the Christian is often becoming dim. We need the sacred fire to consume the dross. Let us fly to our God. He is a consuming fire; He will not consume our spirit, but our sins. Let the goodness of God excite us to a sacred jealousy and to a holy revenge against those iniquities that are hateful in His sight. Go forth to battle in His strength and utterly destroy the accursed crew: "Let not one of them escape."


selahV said...

Great post and great reminder to die daily to the self which seeks to rule our spirit. thanks for sharing this. I'll check out the link. selahV

cdt said...

Thanks, SelahV. These devotions have been a blessing to me when I read them. I pray that God uses them in your life, too.