Guilt is the dark night in which the fair star of divine love shines with serene splendor!

Have you ever weighed and considered how great the sins of God’s people are? Think how heinous are our own transgressions, and we will find that not only does a sin here and there tower up like an alp, but that our iniquities are heaped upon each other, as in the old fable of the giants who piled Pelian upon Ossa – mountain upon mountain.


Consider the aggregate of sin there is in the life of one of the most sanctified of God’s children and attempt to multiply this, the sin of one only, by the multitude of the redeemed, “a number which no man can number,” and you will have some conception of the great mass of the guilt of the people for whom Jesus shed His Blood.


Angles cast their crowns before Him! All the choral symphonies of heaven surround His glorious throne, and yet, God took the form of a servant, and is scourged and pierced, bruised and torn, and at last slain; since nothing but the blood of the incarnate Son of God could make atonement for our offenses.


Therefore, the believer, even when sin rolls like a black flood, and the remembrance of the past is bitter, can yet stand before the blazing throne of the great and Holy God and cry, “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died; yea rather, that had risen again.


While the recollection of our sins fills us with shame and sorrow, we at the same time make it a foil to show the brightness of God’s Mercy. Guilt is the dark night in which the fair star of divine love shines with serene splendor!


“Search me O God

And know my heart,

Try me and know my anxieties

See Lord, if there is any wicked way in me,

And lead me the way everlasting.”

(Psalm 139)


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 GUILT JULY 6 2013



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