Monday, September 8, 2014

God's Hatred of Sin

The death of Christ, apprehended by faith, presents the strongest motives to personal holiness by setting forth in the most vivid and striking manner,   the holiness and justice of God;   His determination to punish transgression;   the immutable authority of the Divine law;  the evil nature of sin; and   the fearfulness of falling into the hands of the living God.

Not all the judgments God ever inflicted, nor all the threatenings he ever denounced, give such an impressive warning against sin, and admonition to righteousness as the death of Christ.

The torments of the bottomless pit are not so dreadful a demonstration of God's hatred of sin, as the agonies of the cross!

[J. A. James]


Isaiah 53:10 ... Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
Psalm 7:11 ... God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
Proverbs 6:16-19 ... These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Hebrews 12:2 ... Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.