28 February 2008

Above All Corruption

Read this today in Edwards' sermon 'Christ Exalted', and grateful for it as I am working my way through a period of snowballing pride in my life:

Here is matter of exceeding great encouragement for all sinful miserable creatures in the world of mankind, to come to Christ. For let them be as sinful as they will, and ever so miserable; Christ, in the work of redemption, is gloriously exalted above all their sin and misery.

How high soever their guilt has risen, though mountains have been heaping on mountains all the days of their lives, till the pile appears towering up to heaven, and above the very stars; yet Christ in the work of redemption appears gloriously exalted above all this height. . . . Though they see dreadful corruption in their hearts; though their lusts appear like giants, or like the raging waves of the sea; yet they need not despair of help; but may look to Christ, who appears in the work of redemption, gloriously above all this corruption.

Longer title: Jesus Christ Gloriously Exalted above All Evil in the Work of Redemption

1 comment:

Ray Ortlund said...

This is the gospel. Thank you!