From the Lips of Omnipotent Love

…He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when He shall hear it, He will answer thee…And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, this is the way, walk in it… – Isaiah 30:19,21

What matchless grace is this, that God should thus call after sinners when they openly renounce His rule, and flee from His mercy. Oh, if the Lord had turned His back on us, where had we been? If He had given us up to our own devices, and left us to ourselves, then our eternal ruin would want but a few more days and months to consummate itself, and we should be driven for ever from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power. Have we not said unto God, “Depart from us: we desire not the knowledge of Thy ways”? If He had replied to us, “Depart, ye cursed, into everlasting fire in hell,” it had only been the echo of our own words. When we said to Him “Depart,” suppose He had turned round and said, “Depart, depart yourselves.” But instead of that, while we turn ourselves deliberately away from God, He still calls after us; He will not let us go. We have a freedom of will, but it is by that freedom of will that men are damned, since they will not come unto Christ that they might have life, but they will to follow the devices and desires of their own hearts. Free-will, thus held in chains by evil lustings, becomes the most destructive agency in the world; but, blessed be God, He has freedom of will too, and that freedom of sovereign grace will not have its hands bound nor its lips closed, but it will act and speak in omnipotent love. So when the Lord sees us in the wantonness of our wickedness, dead in trespasses and sins, His great love wherewith He loves us seeks us out, and from the lips of that love come tender accents bidding us return to God, saying, “This is the way, walk ye in it.”~ C.H. Spurgeon

https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/spurgeon_charles/sermons/1672.cfm

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6 thoughts on “From the Lips of Omnipotent Love

  1. “So when the Lord sees us in the wantonness of our wickedness, dead in trespasses and sins, His great love wherewith He loves us seeks us out, and from the lips of that love come tender accents bidding us return to God, saying, “This is the way, walk ye in it.”~AMEN!
    Those Words gave me GOOSEBUMPS!

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