Friday, April 06, 2007
Wisdom of the Wise: Robert Murray McCheyne
He was without any comforts of God - no feeling that God loved him - no feeling that God pitied him - no feeling that God supported him. God was his sun before - now that sun became all darkness...He was without God - he was as if he had no God. All that God had been to him before was taken from him now. He was Godless - deprived of his God. He had the feeling of the condemned, when the Judge says, "Depart from me, ye cursed...who shall be punished with everylasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power." He felt that God said the same to him.

Ah! This is the hell that Christ suffered. The ocean of Christ's sufferings is unfathomable...He was forsaken in the [place] of sinners. If you close with him, as your surety, you will never be forsaken..."My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" [The answer?] For me - for me.

Robert Murray McCheyne, Scottish minister and evangelist (1813-1843)

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At 23 July, 2011 14:49, Blogger Stefanie said...

I know this is a very old blog post and I don't know if you'll even see this comment.....but I wanted to let you know I've stumbled across your blog and enjoyed reading it. We have a lot in common - I'm also a single woman who loves the Lord, is a Psalm singer, etc, etc.

I've recently been reading in McCheyne's sermons too and that one you quoted from was such a blessing to me.

Hope you have a blessed day.


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