Even the severities of the Lord excite the love of His people.  If He allowed men to sin with impunity, He would not be so fully the object of our loving admiration.  He is glorious in holiness because He thus rids His kingdom of rebels and His temple of those who defile it.  In these evil days, when God’s punishment of sinners has become the butt of proud skeptical contentions, we may regard, as a mark of the true man of God, that he loves the Lord none the less but a great deal more because of His condign judgment of the ungodly. – Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), commenting on Psalm 119.119.

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