Thoughts on the Way Home

Friday, February 10, 2012

Jesus Shall See and Be Satisfied


“Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied." —Isa 53:11

The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. He bought them and He will have them! They were given Him of old in the decree, and He will have them, snatching them from between the lion’s jaws by the power of His own Irresistible Grace.

Christ sees of the travail of His soul whenever a sinner touches the hem of His garment and receives the virtue that comes out of Him. He is satisfied as saints advance in Grace, as they make progress in the Divine Life. He is most of all satisfied as, one by one, they go up the glittering pathway to the gates of pearl and enter into rest.

He will be completely satisfied when all the chosen company shall be on the streets of gold like unto transparent glass and shall, without the lack of a single voice in the Divine Choir, sing, ‘Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His blood, unto Him be glory forever and ever.’”

— Charles Spurgeon
"The Suffering Christ Satisfied"

HT: Of First Importance