Sunday, March 12, 2017

He will rest in his love. Zephaniah 3:17

He will rest in his love.  Zephaniah 3:17

Sometimes love makes a man silent.  If you hear anything
said against one you love, and you are asked, "Is it not so?"
you say, "Well, I am not compelled to bear witness against one
that I love, and I will not."  You know our law does not demand
of a wife that she shall give evidence against her husband; and
certainly the Lord Jesus Christ will never give any evidence against
his spouse.  Never—"he will be silent in his love."  If he were
called upon to say, "Has thy spouse sinned?" his declaration would
be, "I am the sin-offering."  "Has she sinned?  I am her security. 
I have been punished in her stead.  I can say, thou art all fair, my
love, there is not a spot in thee."  There will not be a word of
accusation from him.  She says, "I am all black."  He will not deny
it, but he will not own it.  He says, there is no spot, and he goes on
to say, she is all fair in his sight.  Oh, glorious silence—he will be
silent in his love.  So am I inclined to believe it will be at the last great
day, when the books shall be unfolded he will read the sins of the
wicked against them, but as for the sins of his people, he will be
silent in his love.  I sometimes think it will be so, though I cannot
speak with authority.  "No," he will say, "upon you be the curse
who lived and died without re-pairing to my blood as the fountain
opened for sin and for uncleanness; but these my people, they
had their sins blotted out and I will not read what is blotted out; I
will be silent in my love."
                                                       Charles H. Spurgeon

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