Seek of God the Faith that Saves

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. – Acts 16:31

Beloved friends, have we heartily and joyfully received Jesus Christ as God? My hearer, if thou hast not, I pray thee seek of God the faith that saves, for thou hast it not as yet, nor art thou in the way to it. Who but a God could bear the weight of sin? Who but a God shall be the “same yesterday, to-day, and for ever?” Concerning whom but God could it be said, “I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” We have to do with Christ, and we should be consumed if He changed; inasmuch, then, as He does not change, and we are not consumed, He must be divine, and our soul rolls the entire burden of its care and guilt upon the mighty shoulders of the everlasting God, who-

“Bears the earth’s huge pillars up,
And spreads the heavens abroad.”

Now, to trust Jesus Christ as divine, will save no man, unless there be added to this a resting in Him as the great propitiatory sacrifice. Jesus Christ is our Saviour because He became a substitute for guilty man. He, having taken upon Himself the form of manhood by union with our nature, stood in the room, place, and stead of sinners. When the whole tempest of divine wrath was about to spend itself on man, He endured it all for His elect; when the great whip of the law must fall, He bared His own shoulders to the lash; when the cry was heard, “Awake, O sword!” it was against Christ the Shepherd, against the man who was the fellow to the eternal God. And because He thus suffered in the place and stead of man, He received power from on high to become the Saviour of man, and to bring many sons into glory, because He had been made perfect through suffering. Now, have we received Jesus Christ as our Saviour? Happy art thou, if thou hast laid thy hand upon the head of Him who was slain for sinners. Be glad, and rejoice in the Lord without ceasing, if today that blessed Redeemer who has ascended upon high has become thy Saviour, delivered thee from sin, passing by thy transgressions, and making thee to be accepted in the Beloved. A Saviour is He to us when He delivers us from the curse, punishment, guilt and power of sin, “He shall save His people from their sins.” O Thou great God, be Thou my Saviour, mighty to save! ~ C.H. Spurgeon

https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/spurgeon_charles/sermons/0551.cfm

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