At the cross!
The cross, that deepest revelation of the glory of God—is the great weapon which breaks down the heart's defenses! It is especially the love of Jesus shown in the cross, which turns and transforms the hearts of sinners.
In the horrifying torture and crucifixion of Jesus, we see the highest proof of the highest love. His bleeding, makes our hearts bleed. His shame, makes us ashamed. In the cross we see the divine disgust at sin, which makes sin appalling in our eyes as well. But further, through the cross we see a love so unfathomable, that it pierces our apathy and overwhelms our desires for earthly trinkets.
At the cross . . .
our pride and sinfulness are mortified,
our self-deifying efforts are destroyed,
our wandering hearts are exposed,
the beauty of Christ in His humility and holiness are held before us,
and the glory of God shines brightest in all its transforming power.
The atoning work of Jesus is the great gun of our battery. The cross is the mighty battering-ram with which to break in pieces the bronze gates of human prejudices and the iron bars of sinful obstinacy!
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We have just added Robert Munger's superb 7 page booklet, "My Heart—Christ's Home!" This was first published in 1951, and though it is a bit theologically weak—its message will be a great challenge to every Christian. Must reading!