Friday, December 21, 2007

From Anger to Love

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. (Micah 7:19)

God never turns from His love, but He soon turns from His wrath. His
love to His chosen is according to His nature; His anger is only
according to His office. He loves because He is love; He frowns because it is
necessary for our good. He will come back to the place in which His
heart rests, namely, His love to His own, and then He will take pity upon
our griefs and end them.

What a choice promise is this--"He will subdue our iniquities!" He will
conquer them. They try to enslave us, but the Lord will give us
victory over them by His own right hand. Like the Canaanites, they shall be
beaten, put under the yoke, and ultimately slain.

As for the guilt of our sins, how gloriously is that removed! "All
their sins"--yes, the whole host of them; "thou wilt cast"--only an
almighty arm could perform such a wonder; "into the depths of the sea"--where
Pharaoh and his chariots went down. Not into the shallows out of which
they might be washed up by the tide, but into the "depths" shall our
sins be hurled. They are all gone. They sank into the bottom like a
stone. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

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