Spurgeon: December AM* 12/07/AM
"Base things of the world hath God chosen."
--1 Corinthians 1:28
Walk the streets by moonlight, if you dare, and you will see
sinners then. Watch when the night is dark, and the wind is
howling, and the picklock is grating in the door, and you will
see sinners then. Go to yon jail, and walk through the wards,
and mark the men with heavy over-hanging brows, men whom you
would not like to meet at night, and there are sinners there. Go
to the Reformatories, and note those who have betrayed a rampant
juvenile depravity, and you will see sinners there. Go across
the seas to the place where a man will gnaw a bone upon which is
reeking human flesh, and there is a sinner there. Go where you
will, you need not ransack earth to find sinners, for they are
common enough; you may find them in every lane and street of
every city, and town, and village, and hamlet. It is for such
that Jesus died. If you will select me the grossest specimen of
humanity, if he be but born of woman, I will have hope of him
yet, because Jesus Christ is come to seek and to save sinners .
Electing love has selected some of the worst to be made the
best. Pebbles of the brook grace turns into jewels for the
crown-royal. Worthless dross He transforms into pure gold.
Redeeming love has set apart many of the worst of mankind to be
the reward of the Saviour's passion. Effectual grace calls forth
many of the vilest of the vile to sit at the table of mercy, and
therefore let none despair.
Reader, by that love looking out of Jesus' tearful eyes, by
that love streaming from those bleeding wounds, by that faithful
love, that strong love, that pure, disinterested, and abiding
love; by the heart and by the bowels of the Saviour's
compassion, we conjure you turn not away as though it were
nothing to you; but believe on Him and you shall be saved. Trust
your soul with Him and He will bring you to His Father's right
hand in glory everlasting.