Monday is for Discussion
“In Passion Week, as I was reading Bishop Wilson on the Lord’s Supper, I met with an expression to this effect—‘That the Jews knew what they did, when they transferred their sin to the head of their offering.’ The thought came into my mind, What, may I transfer all my guilt to another? has God provided an Offering for me, that I may lay my sins on His head? Then, God willing, I will not bear them on my soul one moment longer. Accordingly I sought to lay my sins upon the sacred head of Jesus; and on the Wednesday began to have a hope of mercy; on the Thursday that hope increased; on the Friday and Saturday it became more strong; and on the Sunday morning Easter day, April 4, I awoke early with those words upon my heart and lips, ‘Jesus Christ is risen today! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!’ From that hour peace flowed in rich abundance into my soul; and at the Lord’s Table in our Chapel, I had the sweetest access to God through my blessed Savior.”
Charles Simeon, quoted in John Piper’s The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce, relating how his conversion came about. He had been burdened about taking the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner and had begun to study to find some relief for his soul.
How can we encourage more to consider their spiritual state and to study their way to gospel understanding?