Sunday, March 12, 2017

He will rest in his love. Zephaniah 3:17

He will rest in his love.  Zephaniah 3:17

Sometimes love makes a man silent.  If you hear anything said against
one you love, and you are asked, "Is it not so?" you say, "Well, I am
not compelled to bear witness against one that I love, and I will not." 
You know our law does not demand of a wife that she shall give
evidence against her husband; and certainly the Lord Jesus Christ
will never give any evidence against his spouse.  Never—"he will be
silent in his love."  If he were called upon to say, "Has thy spouse
sinned?" his declaration would be, "I am the sin-offering."  "Has she
sinned?  I am her security.  I have been punished in her stead.  I can
say, thou art all fair, my love, there is not a spot in thee."  There will
not be a word of accusation from him.  She says, "I am all black."
He will not deny it, but he will not own it.  He says, there is no spot,
and he goes on to say, she is all fair in his sight.  Oh, glorious silence—
he will be silent in his love.  So am I inclined to believe it will be at the
last great day, when the books shall be unfolded he will read the sins
of the wicked against them, but as for the sins of his people, he will be
silent in his love.  I sometimes think it will be so, though I cannot speak
with authority.  "No," he will say, "upon you be the curse who lived and
died without repairing to my blood as the fountain opened for sin and
for uncleanness; but these my people, they had their sins blotted out and I
will not read what is blotted out; I will be silent in my love."
                                                                        Charles H. Spurgeon

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