Monday, April 18, 2016
Be surety for thy servant for good.....Psalms 119:122
The keen eye of the world may possibly not be able to affix any blot upon my outward profession; but, "if thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities; O Lord, who shall stand?" The debt is continually accumulating, and the prospect of payment as distant as ever. I might well expect to be "left to my oppressors," until I should pay all that was due unto my Lord. But behold! "Where is the fury of the oppressor?" Isa. 51:13. The surety is found the debt is paid the ransom is accepted the sinner is free. There was a voice heard in heaven-“Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom," Job 33:24. The Son of God himself became "Surety for a stranger," and "smarted for it," Prov. 11:15. At an infinite cost--the cost of his own precious blood--he delivered me from "mine oppressors"--sin--Satan--the world--death--hell.