Don’t Look at the Light: A Gospel Cordial from Pixar and Spurgeon

Like Harry from A Bug’s Life headed towards the light men often look to the Law for justification. Spurgeon urges men to gaze from Sinai unto Calvary:

The law is that which, as sinners, we have above all things cause to dread; for the sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. Towards us the law darts forth devouring flames, for it condemns us, and in solemn terms appoints us a place among the accursed, as it is written, ‘Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things that are written in the book of the law to do them.’ Yet, strange infatuation! like the fascination which attracts the gnat to the candle, though it burns its wings, men by nature fly to the law for salvation, and cannot be kept from seeking life by it. The law can do nothing else but reveal sin and pronounce condemnation upon the sinner, and yet we cannot get men away from it, even though we show them how sweetly Jesus stands between them and it. They are so enamored of legal hope that they cling to it when there is nothing to cling to; they prefer Sinai to Calvary, though Sinai has nothing for them but thunders and trumpet warnings of coming judgment. O, that for awhile you would listen anxiously while I set forth Jesus my Lord, that you may see the law fulfilled in him. – from Christ’s Glorious Achievements p.3.

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