Cling to Our Sins or Our Saviour King?

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“[Pilate] saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried out, Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King?” (John 19:14-15).

This history continually repeats itself.
When we sin we are essentially saying to our King, “Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him.” Christ is crucified afresh when we sin. To realize this reality of the immortal cross will prevent sin.
Let us BEHOLD OUR KING ETERNAL! Let us see our suffering Saviour with His crown of thorns hanging on the cross and not cause sin to rise up anymore into His dear heart of love.

“Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, ***Who gave Himself for our sins,*** that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” (Galatians 1:3-5).
“Would you like to be delivered from this present evil world?—Let Him have yourself, sins and all which he bought, and which therefore by full right belong to Him. Please do not rob Him of what is His own, and so still remain in this present evil world, when at the same time you would like to be delivered from this present evil world. Please do not commit the additional sin of keeping what does not belong to you.
As they were our sins, and He gave Himself for them, it follows plainly enough that He gave Himself to us for our sins. Then, when He gave Himself for your sins, your sins became His; and when He gave Himself to you for your sins, He became yours. Let Him have your sins, which are His, and take to them Him, who is yours. Blessed exchange; for Him you have as your very own, all the fullness of the Deity bodily; and all ‘according to the will of God.’ Thank the Lord.
Why should there not be to Him ‘glory forever and ever’? And why should not you and all people say. Amen?”
(A.T. Jones, Studies in Galatians, 8/29/1899).

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