(Albert Barnes, 1798-1870)
“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” 1 Peter 3:18
I entreat you to devote one solemn hour of thought to a crucified Savior–a Savior expiring in the bitterest agony.
Think of the cross, the nails, the open wounds, the anguish of His soul.
Think how the Son of God became a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, that you might live in Heaven forever.
Think as you lie down upon your bed to rest, how your Savior was lifted up from the earth to die.
Think amid your plans and anticipations of future gaiety, what the redemption of your soul has cost, and how the dying Savior would wish you to act. His wounds plead that you will live for better things.
“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness” 1 Peter 2:24
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