PAID IN FULL!
from Spurgeon, "IT IS FINISHED!" (No. 421)
The satisfaction which Jesus rendered
to the JUSTICE OF GOD was finished!
The debt was now, to the last farthing, all discharged.
The atonement and propitiation were made once for all, and
forever, by the one offering made in Jesus' body on the tree.
There was the cup, hell was in it, the Savior drank it -- not a
sip and then a pause; not a draught and then a ceasing, but he
drained it till there is not a dreg left for any of his people.
The great ten-thonged whip of the law was worn
out upon his back, there is no lash left with
which to smite one for whom Jesus died.
The great cannonade of God's justice has exhausted
all its ammunition, there is nothing left to be
hurled against a child of God.
Sheathed is your sword, O Justice!
Silenced is your thunder, O Law!
There remains nothing now of all the griefs, and
pains, and agonies which chosen sinners ought to have
suffered for their sins, for Christ has endured all
for his own beloved, and "it is finished."
Christ has done what all the flames of the pit could
not do in all eternity-- Christ has paid the debt which
all the torments of eternity could not have paid!