The Superlative Excellence of the Holy Spirit

Spurgeon, “The Superlative Excellence of the Holy Spirit”

Christ crucified is of no practical value to us without
the work of the Holy Spirit; and the atonement which
Jesus wrought can never save a single soul unless
the blessed Spirit of God shall apply it to the heart
and conscience.

Jesus is never seen until the Holy Spirit opens the eye.
The water from the well of life is never received until
the Holy Spirit has drawn it from the depths.

As medicine unused for lack of the physician's prescription;
as sweets untasted because out of reach;
as treasure unvalued because hidden in the earth;
such is Jesus the Savior, until the Holy Spirit teaches
us to know him, and applies his blood to our souls.