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    January 8, 1900

    “Terrible Manifestations of Mercy” The Bible Echo 15, 2.

    E. J. Waggoner

    The terrors of Sinai reveal the mercies of Calvary. Men are accustomed to think and speak of the terrors of the law as given on Sinai, but they forget that Calvary is equally terrible. Was it death to touch the mount where the law was proclaimed? even so Calvary meant death. There were thunders and darkness and earthquake at Sinai, and at Calvary there were the same. Yea, even from the throne of grace, to which we are invited to come and obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need, proceed lightnings and thunderings, and voices which cause the earth to quake. Revelation 4:5; 11:19. The awfulness of Calvary, which wrung from the lips of the Saviour the cry, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” and which broke His heart, show the greatness of the law which had been broken. On the cross Jesus magnified the law of God. There it was shown that so unchangeable is the law, that it will take the life even of the only begotten Son of God, when He is “numbered among the transgressors.” But the greater and more awful it appears, the more may we rejoice, because we know that God has pledged His own existence to the bestowal of all its righteousness upon us. What a blessed promise it is, that God will magnify the law. Let no one speak lightly of that which Christ by His death made honourable.BEST January 8, 1900, par. 1

    E. J. WAGGONER.

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