Justice sheaths its avenging sword in His heart!

(Henry Law, "Gleanings from the Book of Life")

"God made Him who had no sin to be sin
 for us, so that in Him we might become
 the righteousness of God." 2 Cor. 5:21

It is a comforting thought, that the sins thus
removed from the guilty and transferred to the
guiltless, leave the real transgressor relieved
from the weight of evil.

Thus unrighteousness is removed.

Jesus thus laden with iniquities, endures
all that sin merits and the law denounces.

He approaches the altar of the Cross.

He there presents Himself the willing victim.

He there lays down His life, the all sufficient sacrifice.

He there sheds His blood, worthy to make atonement.

Wrath pours out on Him all its vials.

Justice sheaths its avenging sword in His heart!

The law pours on His head its total curse.

He endures to the uttermost all that justice required.

Where now are the believer's sins?

That which is blotted out can no more be found.

None who are washed in His most precious blood
can be borne off to hell. Satan can offer no charge
against those on whom no sin is found.