” ‘For the Son of Man hs come to seek and to save that which was lost.’ (Luke 19:10) He came to SEEK and to SAVE that which was lost. I am so glad that these two words are both there, for if they were not, what hope would there be for any of us? [Some say] Christ came to save those that seek him. Beloved, there is a sense in which that is true; but it is a lie. Christ did come to save those that seek him, but no one ever sought the Lord Jesus Christ, unless the Lord Jesus Christ first sought them. Christ does not leave it to our selves to seek him, or else it would be left indeed, for so vile is human nature that although heaven be offered, and though hell thunder in our ears, yet there never was, and there never will be, any man who, unconstrained by sovereign grace, will run in the way of salvation, and so escape from hell and flee to heaven. It is all vain for me to preach to you, and all in vain for the most earnest exhortations to be addressed to any of you, unless the Holy Spirit shall be pleased to back them up; for man is so infatuated, his disease is one which causes such a madness of the brain, that he refuses the remedy, and puts away from him the healing draught which alone can give him life from the dead. ‘You will not come to me that you might have life.’ Let man alone, and with the cross of Christ before him and all hell behind him, he will shut his eyes and prefer to be damned rather than enter into eternal life by the blood of Christ the Lord. Hence Christ came first to seek men, and then to save them.” — Charles H. Spurgeon “Spurgeon’s Sermons” Vol. 6, p. 105
Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
NoteUnder Archived Posts, note that posts from October 2009 through September 2010 were written by Michael Stohlmeyer
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