Morning, April 17, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“You have come to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.” — Hebrews 12:24
Reader, have you come to the sprinkled blood? The question is not whether you have come to a knowledge of doctrine, or an observance of ceremonies, or to a certain form of experience, but have you come to the blood of Jesus? The blood of Jesus is the life of all essential godliness. If you have truly come to Jesus, we know how you came—the Holy Spirit kindly brought you there. You came to the sprinkled 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 an aching heart; and oh, what a precious sound it was to you to hear the voice of the blood of Jesus! The dropping of his blood is as the music of heaven to the repentant sons of earth. We are full of sin, but the Savior calls us to lift our eyes to him, and as we gaze upon his streaming wounds, each drop of blood, as it falls, cries, “It is finished; I have made an end of sin; I have brought in everlasting righteousness.” Oh, the beautiful language of the precious blood of Jesus! If you have come to that blood once, you will come to it constantly. Your life will be “fixing your eyes on Jesus.” Your whole conduct will be epitomized in this—”To whom you are coming” —not to whom I have come, but to whom I am always coming. If you have ever come to the blood of sprinkling, you will feel your need for coming to it every day. He who does not desire to wash in it every day, has never washed in it at all. The believer forever feels it to be his joy and privilege that there is still a fountain opened. Past experiences are a questionable food for Christians; a daily coming to Christ alone can give us joy and comfort. This morning let us sprinkle our doorpost fresh with blood, and then feast upon the Lamb, assured that the destroying angel must pass us by.