Soul Care with Spurgeon (Part 3): Emperor of Misery

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We come to Part 3 of our Soul Care with Spuregon series on the preacher's 181st sermon, "Particular Redemption." The first two parts can be read HERE and HERE.

In this post, we offer little commenatry, but allow, if you will, a snippet of Spurgeon's words to speak for themselves. In your reading of them, consider that if you suffer today, he suffered with you and for you.

If sin is your thorn today, see how Christ paid your debt by suffering your just penalty on your behalf. In all, there is hope in Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone.

"And now the tragedy cometh to its height. His back is bared; He is tied to the low Roman column; the bloody scourge ploughs furrows on His back (Psa 129:3), and with one stream of blood His back is red—a crimson robe that proclaims Him emperor of misery ... 

O sun, no wonder thou didst shut thine eye and look no longer upon a deed so cruel (Mat 27:45; Mark 15:33)! ...

What our Savior suffered in His body was nothing compared to what He endured in His soul ...

Suppose the eternal torment of a man who has passed into hell could all be brought into one hour, and then suppose it could be multiplied by the number of the saved, which is a number past all human enumeration ...

Can you now think what a vast aggregate of misery there would have been in the sufferings of all God’s people, if they had been punished through all eternity? And recollect that Christ had to suffer an equivalent for all the hells of all His redeemed (2Co 5:21) ...

I can never express that thought better than by using those oft-repeated words: it seemed as if hell was put into His cup, He seized it, and, 'At one tremendous draught of love, He drank damnation dry.'” CHS

Friend, whatever is the struggle this day, preach this gospel to your heart: His grace is sufficient for me.