Avenge his death!
The following is from Spurgeonís sermon,
ďFor Christís Sake.Ē No. 614 Eph. 4:32.
One of the first things which every Christian should feel
bound to do "for Christís sake" is to avenge his death.
"Avenge his death," says one, "upon whom?"
Upon his murderers. And who were they? Our sins! Our sins?
"Each of our sins became a nail, and unbelief the spear."
The very thought of sin having put Jesus to death should
make the Christian hate it with a terrible hatred. When I
recollect that my sins tore my Saviorís body on the tree,
took the crown from his head, and the comfort from his
heart, and sent him down into the shades of death, I vow
revenge against them.
"O sin! Happy shall he be who takes your little
ones and dashes them against a stone!"
Yes, doubly blessed is he who, like Samuel, shall hew
the Agag of his sins in pieces before the Lord, and not
spare so much as one single fault, or folly, or vice,
because it slew the Savior.
Be holy, be pure, be just, be separate from sinners for Christís sake.
"See from his head, his hands, his feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did ever such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads over his body on the tree;
Then am I dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.
Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all."