Filled with the red wine of righteous wrath!
(Spurgeon, "Nearness to God" #851)
The great attracting magnet of the
gospel is the doctrine of the cross.
God is glorified because Christ was
punished for the sin of His people.
On the cross we see sin fully
punished and yet fully pardoned.
We see justice with her gleaming sword
triumphant; and mercy with her silver
scepter prevailing in sublimest splendor.
Glory be to the wondrous wisdom which
discovered the way of blending vengeance
with love, making a tender heart to be
the mirror of unflinching severity, causing
the crystal vase of Jesus' loving nature to be
filled with the red wine of righteous wrath.