Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– April 17
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“We have come to the sprinkled blood of Christ, which speaks better things than the blood of Abel.”
Have you ever come to the sprinkled blood of Jesus? The question is not whether you have come to a knowledge of doctrine or to an observance of ceremonies or to a certain kind of experience, but have you come to the blood of Jesus? Living in light of the crucified Savior is the life of all vital godliness.
If you have truly come to Jesus, we know how you came; the Holy Spirit sweetly brought you there. You came to His blood with no merits of your own. Guilty, lost, and helpless, you came to take that blood– and that blood alone– as your everlasting hope. You came to the cross of Christ with a trembling and aching heart, and when you heard the dropping of His blood it was like the music of heaven to you. We are full of sin, but each drop of His blood cries out, “It is finished; I have made an end of sin; I have brought in everlasting righteousness.”
How sweet it is to come to the precious blood of Jesus! If you have come to that blood once, then you will come to it constantly. Your whole life will be “Looking unto Jesus.” If you don’t desire to wash in it every day, then you have never washed in it at all. Past experiences are insufficient for our needs today; a present coming to Christ alone can give us the joy and comfort we need.
Today, just as God’s people gained deliverance from Egyptian bondage in years gone by, let us sprinkle the doorpost of our lives afresh with blood. Let us feast upon the Lamb, assured that the angel of destruction must pass us by. [M&E]