The cross of Christ is the Christian’s glory. Yet the small share that Jesus hath in the Christian’s affections, is his shame. Really, disciples of Jesus do not love their Savior as they ought. Why? Because they are slow of heart to believe His love to them and His sufferings for them. How little are our hearts in meditation upon the labors of love, the toils of sorrow and agonies of soul which Jesus in His flesh sustained on their account.
Alas, we think too little of our danger. We are too prone to look upon sin as a matter of small moment because the sacrifice of Jesus is not so constantly upon our hearts. Disciple, dost thou not see cause of mourning for this? Hast thou not cause to pray daily for more heart-affecting views of Jesus by the Spirit? Oh the infinite value of this One Sacrifice! Sin, how malignant its nature; how deep its stain! Nothing but blood Divine could have paid for it. How prevalent this ONE Sacrifice. IT HATH FOREVER PUT AWAY ALL OUR SINS!