The deep things of God
(J. C. Philpot, "The
Things Which God has
Those Who Love Him" 1858)
"But God has revealed it to us by His Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep
things of God." 1 Cor. 2:10
The Spirit of God in a man's bosom searches
the deep things of God, so as to lead him
a spiritual and experimental knowledge of them.
What depths do we sometimes see in a single
text of Scripture as opened to the understanding,
or applied to the heart?
What a depth in the blood of Christ—how it
"cleanses from all sin,"—even millions of millions
of the foulest sins of the foulest sinners!
What a depth in His bleeding, dying love,
that could stoop so low to lift us so high!
What a depth in His pity and compassion to extend
itself to such guilty, vile transgressors as we are!
What depth in His rich, free, and sovereign grace,
that it should super-abound over all our aggravated
iniquities, enormities, and vile abominations!
What depth in His sufferings—that He should have
voluntarily put Himself under such a load of guilt,
such outbreakings of the wrath of God—as He felt
in His holy soul when He stood in our place to
redeem poor sinners from the bottomless pit—that
those who deserved hell, should be lifted up into
the enjoyment of heaven!